Deworming with Fenbendazole I think I'm seeing results already.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CheekyMare, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought a packet of powder you mix into 4 days worth of feed per 100 chickens.

    I don't have a run, and I only have 30(incl guineas) birds, so division issues aside, I don't really know how to get them what they need.(plus they eat with the pigs)

    I do however have a whole Litre of Safeguard for cattle (that I use for the horses) has anyone/does anyone use that for oral dosing?

    It's a 10% solution.

    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not deworm with either product, so know almost nothing about them.

    You might want to do a search for them, here on BYC - I am sure there will be threads. Use the search link found in the upper blue bar, just above your logged in name. This search is great - allowing you to search words by title or message, and in specific forums. There should be lots of reading (I know I can spend hours reading up on things I search).

    Sorry I can't be more of a help.
  3. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Sullivan, IL
    What are you worming for? The dose for fenbendazole in chickens ranges from 1.5mg/kg for capillaria up to 50mg/kg for giardia, nematodes, and trematodes. I will be using the 50mg/kg dose to treat my new birds for roundworms and whipworms (the dose for ascarids is 25mg/kg but I did see some protazoan organisms on the wetmount so I will be treating at giardia dosage just in case), once a day for three days (again, in case of giardia) and again in two weeks.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  4. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have no idea. I do know that these being *local*, have never been dewormed or had treatment of any sort. I'm guessing they are all less than 8 months old, but they are also exposed to lots of wild birds.

    I was going to hit them with a fenbendazole power pack first then later an ivermectin treatment. The packet dewormer is Panacur and will do both the pigs and chickens. It's a 4% powder, my only dislike is the lack of control in who gets how much. I would much rather do an individual dose, but it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to get a product here that will allow that.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  5. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the dosages btw.
  6. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, we're on day two, yesterday was supposed to be day two, but the swill guy fed them before we got the panacur mixed in. They ended up getting a sort of maybe half dose before getting full. [​IMG] *annoyed*

    One thing I noticed this morning. Ugly grey frizzle that always looks scruffy has suddenly started pinking up around the comb and eye area. Hmmmm. Koinkidink? Methinks not.

    This is from September 17


    October 23




  7. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also seems much more active and vocal today. Fighting harder for food and less skittish.


    The cochin hen's comb seems pinker today too.


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