Deworming chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cofarmgirl, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. cofarmgirl

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    This is in no way a new question, but I'd like to hear what people use and recommend for deworming their flocks. Any extra relevant information is wonderful, too.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I use Safeguard (fenbendazole) liquid for goats/cattle or horse paste. I'm sort of OCD when it comes to medicating animals, so mine are always weighed and dosed based on their weight. The one day Safeguard dose I use is 0.5ml per 2.2 pounds (50mg/kg), that I use to treat just round worms and cecal worms. If I suspect capillary worms, I give 0.5ml per 2.2 pounds *five* days in a row.

    When I do the one day dose I repeat it in ten days.

    -Kathy
     
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    If you can, take a few fecal samples to a vet and have them do a fecal float. That should give you an idea of what worms you have and how best to treat them. :D

    -Kathy
     
  5. cofarmgirl

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    Would you still recommend the same dosage amount for 16-week-old California White pullets?
     
  6. cofarmgirl

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    Thank you, Kathy! I am definitely concerned about medicating animals--for their health and our own when we consume their eggs. What made you choose Safeguard (i.e., how did you hear about it)?
     
  7. casportpony

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    How much do they weigh?

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  8. cofarmgirl

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    Thanks for directing me to that thread in which you were very helpful! I meant to quote you in my question about dose amount and my 16-wk-old pullets. I've heard of Valbazen before; my goal with this thread is to see a few more options for treatment and then compare/contrast given the factors.
     
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  9. casportpony

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    Picked Safeguard for several reasons...

    Can use it on horses, foals, cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, birds of all types and ages, etc.
    My vet recommended it. :D
    It's *very* safe.
    It's easy to get.
    Easy to give.

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

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    Valbazen is also a good wormer. Price per ml it's actually less expensive than Safeguard.

    -Kathy
     

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