Is anyone familiar with Net-Tex ground sanitizer? (to kill worms)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gracienthegirls, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. gracienthegirls

    gracienthegirls New Egg

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    I was thinking of using this product in an attempt to kill off any worms or worm larvae that might be hanging out in the soil in this winter weather, when the ground is moist a lot of the time. Does anyone think that is a good idea? Bad idea? My concern is the chickens eating it as they poke around. Has anyone here used it?

    http://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/Net-Tex_Ground_Sanitising_Powder.html
     
  2. dawg53

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    Here's a link to Net-Tex wormer and ground sanitizer. Take a look at the ingredients at the bottom, it's a waste of money. If you're in the UK, purchase a very good wormer for your birds...Flubenvet. Worm eggs are difficult to get rid of, they are encased in a "shell," and therefore protected. They can survive for years in the soil in all types of temperatures and weather conditions. Besides, eggs are everywhere in the soil, on grass that chickens eat, inside insects that chickens eat, etc etc etc...it's impossible to eliminate worm eggs. The best thing that can be done is a regular worming schedule to treat different stages of worm development and adults, along with proper coop and hen house cleanliness.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Net-tex-Poultry-Wormer-amp-Ground-sanitizer-/200521976758
     
  3. gracienthegirls

    gracienthegirls New Egg

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    Thanks dawg53, i'll skip it. It occurred to me after I posted that, that I probably could use the food grade diotomacious (sp?) earth I already have for the same purpose. Now I see it's probably not worth it. I did worm a few months back. One of the three different worm treatments was D.E. The other two were Wazine (piperazine) and then Equimax (ivermectin/praziquantel). Is Flubenvet better? I'm not in the U.K....i'm in UT. :)
     
  4. gracienthegirls

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    Oh and I scoop the poops from the coops every day...So I think the henhouse is pretty clean for the girls! :) It was the soggy ground I was thinking of.
     
  5. seminolewind

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    I once read that salt worked well. I would water it in well. I have not tried it myself.
     
  6. dawg53

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    I remember your post concerning tapeworms and you used equimax. DE wont prevent nor treat worms. It is ineffective when wet, just like inside a chickens innards. You'd be better off putting sand in your pen/run. Sand dries quicker than soil and doesnt wash away like soil. It's easier to scoop poop in sand as well. It also help deter insects and parasites, think beach. Keeping everything as dry as possible is important in keeping worms at bay. Flubenvet is unavailabe in the U.S. and it wont kill tapeworms.
     
  7. gracienthegirls

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    Wow, good to know. I guess it was a waste of time. Is the D.E. still good for mites? I've put it in dry earth where they like to take dust baths. Here in Utah, fortunately, it's normally pretty dry! I'll get some sand for the wetter areas and the coop. Spring and fall for worming, right? I actually haven't seen any more signs of worms since the Equimax. I'm probably being overly preventative. Worm again in March maybe? April? Thank you for all your help!!
     

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