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

    Jun 14, 2008
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I was hoping Speckledhen might chime in but, here is what she posted on another post and a link for you.
    Info on Eprinex: -

    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

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by