Deworming chickens w/valbazen second dose 5 days late?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sofiaee, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Sofiaee

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    Hi there, we wormed our chickens 15 days ago. I'm in college and out of town, I only come in town certain weekends. My brother apparently ignored my reminders to worm them again on Monday.. So, should they do the second dose again today (5 days late?). Or should we restart or just wait 5-6 months?

    Thanks,

    Sofia
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would go ahead and give the second dose now, myself. Its purpose is to get the worms that have hatched from the eggs left by the first worming, so you're just getting them a few days late.
     
  3. Sofiaee

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    Okay great! I just wasn't sure how long the average lifespan is. I was worried they'd have already laid more eggs by now. Thanks!
     

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