How do I worm my flock?

Lady J

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Exactly how do you worm your flock with Ivermetrin or other horse wormer? I have 13 hens & 1 rooster all English Orpingtons. Are we talking a tube of the paste or other?
Once the flock has been dewormed, do the eggs need to be discarded? If so, for what period of time?

Thanks so much.
 

Tamdog

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I'm waiting to hear the reply you get because just today, early this morning for the first time in the 20 years or more that I have had chickens I read that you should worm your chickens. Ignorance is BLISS! , I have never wormed any of my chickens. So I Googled how to do it naturally and came upon a story that the old farmers of the past use to give them fresh garlic and Cayenne Pepper - of course there were people on both sides of the spectrum arguing that it did- and did not work.
 

WindingRoad

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Exactly how do you worm your flock with Ivermetrin or other horse wormer? I have 13 hens & 1 rooster all English Orpingtons. Are we talking a tube of the paste or other?
Once the flock has been dewormed, do the eggs need to be discarded? If so, for what period of time?

Thanks so much.
It's dark here now and the black flies will carry me to Boston if I go out now. So in the morning I will tell what I'm gonna use. I have a dog crate and I'll have to put each one in the crate and give to them that way. I'll never know who or much they get without doing that. I have 13 chickens. I won't have to go to the gym tomorrow LOL Comes in a tub like dishwasher pods. I'll get back to you tomorrow just rely to me here and I'll get an e-mail so I can find this tread
 

altair

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Do you know if your birds have worms? Unless they're showing signs of an overabundance of worms, I don't bother. I sell eggs and eat them myself and don't also want to bother with withdrawals, chemical residues, etc. Chickens and other livestock should be able to handle mild cases and not get sick. Management has a lot to do with it too, drainage, if they're in the same spots, etc.

That said, I do own and use an herbal dewormer tonic from Moonlight Mile Farm when I had a new rooster in quarantine have visible roundworms in his poop.
 

Lady J

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8 Years
May 14, 2012
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It's dark here now and the black flies will carry me to Boston if I go out now. So in the morning I will tell what I'm gonna use. I have a dog crate and I'll have to put each one in the crate and give to them that way. I'll never know who or much they get without doing that. I have 13 chickens. I won't have to go to the gym tomorrow LOL Comes in a tub like dishwasher pods. I'll get back to you tomorrow just rely to me here and I'll get an e-mail so I can find this tread
Thank you very much. Stay safe out there.
 

Lady J

Songster
8 Years
May 14, 2012
91
117
136
Arkansas
Do you know if your birds have worms? Unless they're showing signs of an overabundance of worms, I don't bother. I sell eggs and eat them myself and don't also want to bother with withdrawals, chemical residues, etc. Chickens and other livestock should be able to handle mild cases and not get sick. Management has a lot to do with it too, drainage, if they're in the same spots, etc.

That said, I do own and use an herbal dewormer tonic from Moonlight Mile Farm when I had a new rooster in quarantine have visible roundworms in his poop.
Actually, no, I don't know if they have worms. For a long time, my hens had clean bottoms. Lately, their bottoms are very poopy looking. I took this to mean either they are wormy or have mites/lice. I know for sure they had a mite infestation. I pulled back the feathers near their vents and mites ran everywhere. Poor girls. I treated them immediately. I wanted to make sure I have a healthy flock by worming them too in case that was also part of the problem.
 

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