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Help! My chicks have worms!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alte Vogel, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chirping

    May 18, 2011
    S.E. Alabama
    This morning I went out to the coop/run to give my girls some oatmeal and pomegranate. It was then that I noticed some worms laying in the sand. There were 5 thin whitish worms that I am sure are intestinal worms.

    I am a newbie so don't know what to do. I have 5 girls that are all approximately 19 weeks old. None are laying yet. What should I give them and how?

    Please help me. I'm a pitiful chicken mom I guess.

  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    We use Valbazen at 1/2 ml for adults and 1/4 ml for pullets. We prefer Valbazen because it kills all worms our birds can get. It is available online or with a perscription from a vet (in AZ we have to have a script)

    It is given orally with a syringe or on bread round here. Some don't eat the bread so we have to hold them and dose in the mouth.

    Edit to add info...
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
  4. greenkjb

    greenkjb Chirping

    Aug 13, 2010
    Do a search for worms and look for dawg53's responses. He is extremely knowledgeable and will have explicit instructions on what and how much to give! Good luck!
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  6. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chirping

    May 18, 2011
    S.E. Alabama
    Quote:Thank you all! I found Dawg53's response. Made a copy of it so I wouldn't forget. I bought some Wazine at our local feed store today. Will give it to them in their water tomorrow morn.

    I love this web site. You all are sooo helpful. [​IMG]

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