deworming chickens

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  1. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have started to deworm my chickens. I am using safe guard goat liquid wormer. I am trying to find out if the eggs are edible at all. I have over 100 chickens and don't want throw them out if I don't have to. I have read I several place, several different things. I can eat them, throw them out for a week or throw out for 2 weeks. I just don't know what to believe. If the stuff stays in the gut, then it should not be a problem for the egg, b/c that doesn't go thru the gut. Just wondering what others have done. I also sell my eggs. I have told my customers I will not be selling them but I don't want to buy eggs from the store either!

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What worms are you worming for? How many days are you planning on worming?

    -Kathy
     
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    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be honest I don't know. I have one chicken that wasn't eating and pale comb pooping watery. Several chickens are just sitting hunched up watery poo etc....trying to get some health back. I'm using safeguard. Worker in water for 3 days. The really sick one I have her .50 no straight in mouth 1 time so far.
     
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    Wormers are absorbed into the bloodstream to kill worms. Fourteen days after the last dosing is the norm for withdrawal.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    One hundred is a lot to do orally, so I can understand why you want to do it in the water. Is there any way you could get some fresh poop from the iffy looking ones and have a vet look at it? Capillary worms are very hard to treat with Safeguard. The Safeguard dose I use to treat capillary worms is 0.23ml per pound or five consecutive days.

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    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thru much searching tonight I found this info. It looks like after 36 hours it is safe ...

    http://parasitipedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2512&Itemid=2785

    "In dogs, cats and birds, the absence of such a reservoir as in ruminants strongly shortens the residual effect, which may require a higher dose or more frequent treatments to achieve the desired efficacy. In dogs, 48 hours after administration fenbendazole is not detectable in blood plasma, in birds 36 hours, and in cats 7 days."
     
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    Wormout Gel should be a good alternative for you with that many birds. I've never used it.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I would call or email Vetfarm and ask for directions for it's use in poultry. Seems their instruction differ.
    http://vetafarm.com.au/product/wormout-gel/






    Drinking water dose: Dilute Wormout Gel with water recommended dose rate and provide this as the sole source of water for 2 days.

    All aviary birds: Add 2mL of Wormout Gel to 160mL of drinking water.

    Pigeons: Add 2mL of Wormout Gel to 320mL of drinking water. Repeat once every 3 months.

    Crop Needle Dose: Use a small syringe for accurate dosing. Carefully dilute 1mL of Wormout Gel in 9mLs of water to make 10mL of ‘stock solution’.

    Give 0.5mL of stock solution per 100g body weight.

    Give treatment once only. Repeat once every 3 months.
     
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    Did some research and found that the Wormout Gel dose for chickens is is 0.23ml per pound (10mg/kg of both medicines).

    -Kathy
     
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