grannys gone and done it

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  1. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    you can inject under the skin. I had to do that. back of neck is good. safe guard is what i used last. I dont think they had worms though. I have heard chickens dont normally get tape worm so I would try the safe guard.
     
  2. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    The antibiotics and wormers can disrupt the good bacteria in the gut. Some plain yogurt with active cultures really help if you don't have probiotics.
     
  3. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy Premium Member

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    My SIL has Ivermectin, should I see about using hers & how much would he get? Or should I try the safeguard goat wormer & what would be the dosage?
     
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    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy Premium Member

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    they have all been on a vit. water all winter, but I will add some probiotics. Should I stop with the antibiotic water then?
     
  5. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    Are there any worms in his stool now? I know they can have worms without us seeing them, but if he isn't horribly infested, maybe it would be better to let him regain strength first. I'm not an expert at all, so maybe see what everyone else says.
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    I honestly dont know Lisa, If he lost all his weight in a week that would have to be a heavy infestation. have you seen any more? I did both but dont know if i should have or not. they had mites so i put the ivermectin under the wings in a bare spot. just a small pea sized amount then the safe guard. I cant find my book telling dose but if no one knows i will hunt it up.
     
  7. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    How long has he been on the antibiotics? Seen any improvement? Are there any other symptoms? Maybe it's not doing him any good.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Ivermectin only kills mites on chickens, not worms. Is he on antibiotics now? Is he eating or more importantly drinking?
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What does his poop look like? Is there anything in his crop?
     
  10. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    Enola, They have to eat the ivermectin for the worms?? I know its not very good for worms . the worms have built a resistance
     
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