Help, my chicken are goat dewormer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by redbeardchicken, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. redbeardchicken

    redbeardchicken New Egg

    Jan 23, 2016
    Hi all, I am in need of some advice. My chickens ate a couple pellets of goat dewormer that contains morantel tartrate. They foraged through a pile of straw/feed that I swept out the garage. A mouse ate through the bag of goat dewormer and the chickens found it. I am using the eggs from my chickens to hatch, and am wondering if they are safe? Are the eggs ok to eat also? Any advice would be great.
  2. redbeardchicken

    redbeardchicken New Egg

    Jan 23, 2016
    Sorry I posted this on the wrong thread. I'm new to this site. I have been keeping chickens about 2 years and love it. My first flock of chickens were buff orpingtons and were attacked sadly after about 10 months by a raccoon. My new flock consists primarily of ameracauanas and they are doing great. We recently started incubating our own eggs, and need advice on the dewormer issue. Thank you.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've never had chickens eat goat dewormer so I can't answer your question, but hopefully someone on our Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures section in Raising BackYard Chickens under the Forum at the top of the page can, Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. Similarly to other members, i have no experience re: goat de-wormer and chickens, so I'll leave that to the experts.

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know anything about goat wormer - if the mice end up dead - that would be revealing. At any rate, I wouldn't eat the eggs. You may want to post at "emergencies, diseases, injuries , cures," thread to see what others think about the risks.Maybe you can list the ingredients off the package. Meanwhile put the goat wormer in mouse proof container, so it doesn't happen again.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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