In Need Of Some Advice On Worming My Chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CAMOCLUCKS, Dec 22, 2009.


    CAMOCLUCKS Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2008
    St. Elmo, Illinois
    Someone told me that her chickens stoped laying and she was told to worm them, I am not sure if that has anything to do with it and if that is something I need to do what is the best wormer and what is the best method?????
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Valbazen which is a cattle wormer is the best I've ever used..It kills more types of worms than all the others combined, And you don't have to worry about a massive worm kill like with piperazine or ivermectin which will sometimes clog the intestines..Valbazen slowly starves the parasites over a 2 to 5 day period..Valbazen is also used for human treatments at 400 mg child or adult..So unless you are allergic to it I'ts ok to consume the eggs after treatment, But I and all I know wait two weeks ..I'ts pricey at around $40.00 per bottle but well worth it

    Dosage is 1/2 cc orally to adult large fowl.. 1/4 cc for bantams and young standard breeds
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Chickens usually stop laying this time of year because of the cold weather and the shortened hours of daylight.

    She can worm them if she wants but if she wants eggs they need a light in their coop that will increase the length of the 'day' to 12 hours.
  4. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    Some feel that chickens should be wormed on a regular basis. I and many others feel that it is not necessary unless you have a problem, and can be hard on them. I would have a fecal float done first, to determine if there is a problem, and go from there. You'll have to make up your own mind on that, but like purpletree says, this time of year you are lucky to get eggs if you don't add light. It's their natural "wind down" time.
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Quote:After having chickens a few years people usually change their mind and put them on a regular worming schedule,,Internal parasites are usually no problem till birds have been on the same ground for a couple of years..IMO one worm is one to many
  6. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    I carry Wazine Piperazine 17% Liquid Wormer email if your interested
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your only concern is that your chickens are not laying, and you see no signs of worms, I'd say that your hens have probably done the usual and stopped laying for the cold months.

    As for worming, althought initially I was totally against it, when I saw worms I got the meds and followed the treatment. Glenda Haywood has given great advice.. search her and ask. She's very helpful.
  8. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Quote:And once infected a routine worming schedule is nessessary..One worm sheds thousands of eggs per day, unless rotated to new ground reinfestation is inevitable

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