Is Aviverm Safe for Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Silver Bantam, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Just discovered my chickens have a heavy worm burden (poor things! [​IMG]), so we bought some Aviverm bird wormer stuff to pour in their water.

    I have a hen with four chicks at the moment though, and was just wondering if it's safe to worm them along with the hen? I really need to, or find a solution if not, as the hen has worms too.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. caboodleschicks

    caboodleschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try some Diatomaceous Earth, just make sure it is food-grade. You can find it fairly-cheap at TSC, but it is a big bag. My chickens eat it and they haven't had a problem with worms and it is also safe for chicks! :) I give it to my chickens as a dust bath and they eat some of it! :)

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  3. Thanks for that, @caboodleschicks [​IMG]

    I don't think the chicks have worms, just the mummy hen really needs to be dosed asap. I feel so bad they all got left for that long with so many worms without us even realising [​IMG]

    What I might try is just putting a waterer up high so the chicks can't reach, and dose that water for mrs hen. Hopefully she'll drink it? Otherwise I could try spooning it into her.
     
  4. caboodleschicks

    caboodleschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome! [​IMG] Hopefully you get rid of the worms! :D
     
  5. caboodleschicks

    caboodleschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and about the idea.

    That's a great idea, so the chicks won't get into the water! :)
     

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