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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the girls club, Aug 29, 2013.
I've not seen any worms, what are some symptoms that the girls have worms? Will Valbazen or Safeguard kill all the different types of worms?
Safeguard will take care of most worms, but needs to be given 5 days in a row at 0.23ml per pound. Valbazen will get most when given at 0.08ml per pound once.
Can Valbazen be used safely on ducks? Should I not eat the chicken and duck eggs when I use this?
Valbazen is safe for ducks.
I bought one 1.25 lb plastic jar of the Rooster Booster B pellets. I like the fact that the de-wormer has been used for decades with no bad effects and it has vitamins and minerals added.
The jar label says use one jar with 50 lb of feed.
But that tells me nothing about how long my 12 birds should be fed that mix. It would make a big difference if I had 50 birds to eat that same 50 lb.
So, what do I do for proper dosage?
It could be they mean feed it all regardless of how many you have so that the longer you dose (as in having few chicks) then the more supplemental benefits they eat. And some worms take weeks to be totally eliminated, right?
Any words of experience and wisdom for me?
The directions state:
Mix 1/3 ounce of wormer per 1 pound of feed (scoop included,) feed for 5 days and as needed.
You'll have to weigh 1 pound of feed, then add the wormer, 1/3 scoop. You'll have to estimate how many pounds your 12 chickens eat in one day, then add the wormer to each pound accordingly, for 5 days. You could do it on a daily basis if you wish.
This is one reason why I prefer using liquid wormers, administering orally to each chicken... and not wondering if a chicken ate enough of the wormer to be effective. No guesswork about it.
The Multi-Wormer is designed to be used as a continuous dewormer, fed every day. Of course, most people don't want the added cost and hassle of feeding forever.
You'll get great results with this line of treatment.
Feed one scoop of the Multi-Wormer per pound of feed daily for 2-3 weeks. 2-3 months later do a purge of daily treatment for a week-10 days. This will eliminate any worms that the birds have been infected with during the non-treatment period.
I hope this helps, let me know if you need anything else.
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I've been wondering about the hygromycin B too, because it's actually an antibiotic. I can see both pros and cons to this, I guess. It's supposed to help with respiratory tract issues as well as worms, which could be useful during our dusty fall harvest weather up here, BUT will this make them resistant to other antibiotics in the future? If someone has a serious infection I want to be able to treat it, I'm very attached to my girls.
And what KIND of worms does this stuff treat? My girls eat a lot of earthworms and insects, so I worm in Spring and Fall usually, and I am tempted to try this first, but I'd like to know which worms I can count on it actually treating.
Also, is it fine to mash it up. These girls just will not eat pellets. They'll swallow a cicada whole, but pick pellets out of their food and leave them all over the floor. It's silly, I know, but that's how they roll.