Does Ivermentin make them sterile??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MakNat, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    704
    5
    151
    Aug 19, 2008
    Ky
    Does it make the hens, roos or both sterile?? I'v heard that but i'm not sure and if anyone knows who or which ones and how long, please let me know!! I'm talking about the pour on cattle kind used to worm chickens with a drop on their necks! Thanks
     
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    The info I read was that it was a possible side effect in a small percentage of uses and even then the effect was temporary. I used it on a BO pullet a few weeks ago and she started to lay right on schedule.
     
  3. NatalieB

    NatalieB Chillin' With My Peeps

    151
    0
    109
    Jun 27, 2009
    Ashby, MA
    I am pretty sure that ivermectin is ivermectin (doesn't matter what form). I use the injectible for cow/swine I drop 0.25cc down their throats and it is done. I have never had a problem so far. Works great too.
     
  4. ilroost

    ilroost Chillin' With My Peeps

    255
    4
    141
    Jan 14, 2007
    weldon il.
    never had a problem here and have used it for years
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    119
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Used it just a few weeks ago. My hens are laying like crazy. I haven't checked the eggs for fertileness lately, but I doubt old Thor is having any problems in that dept.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by