How do you worm Laying Hens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LoneCowboy, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I've never wormed my chickens before. I probably should I guess, but how do you worm older hens that are laying? I've always given them pumpkin seeds or whatever to help with that but never meds.

    How long before laying can I use Wazine and have it out of their system before they start laying?
     
  2. Melilem

    Melilem Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I was hoping Speckledhen might chime in but, here is what she posted on another post and a link for you.
    Info on Eprinex: http://shilala.homestead.com/ivomec.html -

    From Speckledhen: I'll answer it for you with what I do recommended by a reputable breeder. I use a needleless syringe and on a standard size chicken of say 5-7 lb, I'll put 1/4 cc on the skin of the back of the neck. For my much larger birds, say the huge roosters, one of which is over 11 lb, I use 1/2 cc. dosage. Then I reapply at 2 weeks to get the eggs that may hatch later
     

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