1. Rockismith21

    Rockismith21 Chirping

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    hey guys, I’ve been reading the threads for a day now and the older articles read one way versus a few I’ve seen that say something else. As a PREVENTATIVE wormer I was planning on using the fenbendazole paste. I have Wazine but wanted to assure it’s safe to go straight to the paste. My flock has never been dewormed. They are 7 months old. Not in moult and they are laying. :confused:
     
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  2. Rockismith21

    Rockismith21 Chirping

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Couple of questions...
    How many are in your flock?
    Can you have a fecal float done?
    Why do you want to use paste?

    The problem I have with paste is the cost. If you want to use fenbendazole you're better off buying the 125 ml bottle of safeguard for goats.
     
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  4. Rockismith21

    Rockismith21 Chirping

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    There are 10 in my flock. I don’t have a way for a fecal test my local vet does not perform them. I was going with the pace so I could administer to each chicken individually
     
  5. Shadrach

    Shadrach Crowing

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    I could be wrong but I don’t think wormers work as preventatives.
    They will kill worms if your chicken has them.
    I don’t worm the chickens here until I detect worms, or they look sick and worms seems the most likely cause.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    With 10 in your flock you should get Valbazen or Safeguard for goats, not Safeguard paste.
     
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  7. Rockismith21

    Rockismith21 Chirping

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    Thank you. I will get the liquid. I live in North Carolina and we have had a lot of hot humid rain and since the weather is now called I thought it would be wise to D worm. I have one I say who is slightly underweight and has had a few egg laying issues. I’ve done everything for them but this
     
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  8. Keeperoflock

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    Question here..... I have heard that pumpkin is a good natural alternative for preventative worming. What do you think?
     
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  9. Rockismith21

    Rockismith21 Chirping

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    *now cold. Excuse my spelling. I’m driving and my voice recognition doesn’t like my accent
     
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  10. Rockismith21

    Rockismith21 Chirping

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    I’ve done the natural stuff, ACV, DE and even gave them pumpkin seeds but as much rain and nasty mud as they’ve been in I don’t think the natural methods would help (if they help at all to begin with) :confused:
     
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