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Deworming

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bunchOfhens, May 23, 2017.

  1. bunchOfhens

    bunchOfhens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have all the different types of wormers written down, but I'm confused about if I need to always redose in two weeks for if that is for just the very first time worming? I had to slaughter one of my hens about a week ago and she had a very small worm load but I have never wormed my flock before and figured now would be a good time.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Now is better than never.
    What type of worms do they have.
    Depending on the type or worms and the actual wormer you use you may need to repeat in 10 days...maybe sooner or later.
    Did you take poop to the vet to have it tested so you know for sure what you are dealing with? (It's very cheap)
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    All single dose wormers are more effective when repeated in 10-14 days. This would apply to:
    • Wazine (piperazine)
    • Safeguard (fenbendazole)
    • Valbazen (albendazole)
    • Oxfendazole
    • Pyrantel Pamoate
    • Praziquantel
    What type of worms did you find?
     
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  4. bunchOfhens

    bunchOfhens Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking of going with ivermectin since they have a mild case of scaly leg mites. I did read to redose the ivermectin if using for the leg mites. I have also read to rotate wormers and that is why I wanted to know if I always need to redose.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ivermectin will treat lice, and might treat mites, but it is *not* an effective poultry de-wormer. Might be a good idea to start having routine fecals done.
     
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  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    I didn't know that scaly leg mites were worms.
    :oops: Have not dealt with scales leg mites so I can not give you "from my personal experience advice" but I can tell you I have read many post where people have successfully treated them with vaseline. (Same people do complain about it being messy, but it worked for them.)
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @bunchOfhens , someone just posted this:
     
  8. bunchOfhens

    bunchOfhens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no clue.
    that's what I'm currently doing. Slathering up the legs!
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @bunchOfhens , there was another person that had a necropsy done on their deceased bird that had also been treated with ivermectin, and that bird had "moderate" amounts of large roundworm egg *and* cecal worm eggs.
     
  10. chicken life for us

    chicken life for us Just Hatched

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    How does one worm a chicken?? I'm new to all of this, and my husband just looked at me like I was crazy when I said apparently they can have worms. a huff was his response lol
     

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