Dewormer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lilhill, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. lilhill

    lilhill Out Of The Brooder

    96
    0
    39
    Jan 22, 2009
    Alabama
    I purchased some Wazine 17 (Piperazine) dewormer at the feed store yesterday, brought it home, read the instructions, and it says DO NOT use if eggs are for human consumption. Well, duh, of course I'm eating the eggs. Is there a dewormer that you use when you are using the eggs for food?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    6,923
    26
    271
    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I'm not sure, but I think that all of the commercial wormers probably have a withdrawal period. For tapeworms you can use pumpkin seed, but that won't help with the other worms. Even if a commercial chemical wormer said there was no withdrawal period, I would err on the side of caution and not eat the eggs for a week or so anyway. JMHO
     
  3. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

    405
    9
    134
    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    I have been very pleased with an all organic wormer that does not cause any residue in the birds and you can continue to eat the eggs. Try www.verm-xusa.com for ordering information. You spead the pellets on top of their dry food at the beginning of the month....chickens seem to like it as my girls eat it right up.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,559
    66
    411
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan
    Verm-X is also available in liquid form - just add to the water. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about good ole cayenne pepper? Chickens don`t have the heat receptors like other animals, so pepper in one end, worms run out the back. Works good. Repeat in 10 days and every six months after. Mix it with a small amount of feed and make it red. Chickens love it and you can eat the eggs. Cheap, too.........Pop
     
  6. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    219
    0
    119
    Mar 10, 2009
    Northwest Florida
    Are you supposed to treat them as preventative maintenance, or only AFTER you see evidence of worms? We've never done it before, are we supposed to be doing this? [​IMG]
     
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Actually, it`s something I`ve always done as a matter of maintainance. Never had worms in my flock that I know of. I do know others that have dealt with infestations with cayenne. Rule of thumb, if wild birds can get to your fowl, they will have worms........Pop
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by