Help! My chuckars make a slurping sound.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by bird nut, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. bird nut

    bird nut Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any idea of what could make chuckars continue to make a slurping sound even after treatment?
    I have given them piperazine and still they make this slurping/chocking sound. Also, put copper in their water and still the problem is here. This started around summer time. Now that it's winter and after having all the treatments I expected the slurping sound to be all gone , but no it's still there. Pieces of garlic were also put in the fo
    od, since I came across the advice on the web.[​IMG]
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Were you giving them piperazine as a wormer?If so,that is a very low doseage wormer.Ivemic will give you better results.It is available at tractor supply.
    They also need to be wormer 10 days after the first worming to kill the cycle.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. bird nut

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    Yes Tony , I was giving the piperazine as a wormer. The Ivemic , do you mean ivomec, same product you give to cows? And what would the dosage per bird be? Do you put it in the water of food?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes ivomec is for cows.I use 3cc per gallon of water.I dump their water supply and don't water them for 2 days.This will dry them out and when you give them the meds they will run right over and drink it.Again,you need to repeat 10 days later.This should be done twice per year.I do mine in Jan before their courtship period and again in August after their laying season is over.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. bird nut

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    Thanks Tony! Monday I'll give the 3 cc ivomec and then again same amount on Dec.11th. Your advice is greatly appreciated!
     

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