I just saw worms- help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TcherDawn, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

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    One of my 5 hens just had loose poop and it has small white worms swimming through it. Ick. What do I do? We were going to move them into their new coop this weekend. What do I use, how much? Where do I get it? Can we still move them into their new coop? Sorry, chicken newbie here. Ugh!
     
  2. OpheliaChick

    OpheliaChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a newbie as well but I have read in other posts that cracked pumpkin seeds are a good dewormer.
     
  3. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

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    They just ate two whole pumpkins in the last week, seeds and all?
     
  4. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

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    Anyone else?
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The last two times I've de-wormed my chickens, I've used the Pour on Cattle Wormer, Eprinex. Use .5 CC for a standard chicken and half that for bantams. Apply it directly to the skin on the back of the chickens neck. I've found that it is easiest to do once the chickens go to roost. Since it is used in dairy and beef cattle, there shouldn't be any withdrawal time for the eggs. At least that's the rule we go buy here. [​IMG]
     
  7. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can use wazine or piperzine for poultry. Also you can put some apple cider vinegar in their drinking water. Apple cider vineger won't kill the worms, but it changes the PH level in their gut and makes it hard for worms to live there.

    Someone correct me here if the ACV advice is wrong. I've heard that and tried it. It seems to work for us.
     
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