Is it safe to use Morning Bird Worm Away(bird wormer) for my chickens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Luckybaby, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Luckybaby

    Luckybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2014
    I intended to buy Morning Bird Worm Away(bird wormer) for my chickens. However in the precautions label, it states "not for use in birds whose meat or eggs are intended for human consumption. Does it mean that I shouldn't use it if I intend to eat my chickens or eat their eggs in the future? Also, can I use it if I don't intend to eat them or their eggs in the future? I don't see any withdrawal note on the label. Active ingredients are praziquantel and oxfendazole both 20g/L. Please tell me a sure answer. I don't want to use it if they are going to die from it, or people will get sick from it.
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2013
    Hello, and [​IMG]

    Don't use it. Find something else. Wormers are dangerous enough chemicals even when permitted with withdrawal time statements on the label, don't take the chance with one that is never for consumption.

    Praziquantel is actually used in humans in some cases but carries a risk of allergic reaction, but overall both the active ingredients you listed are used in non-food animals like aquarium fish, dogs, cats, horses etc. As far as I know Oxfendazole is used in poultry but that doesn't mean it's a good thing, lol, some people will use anything. Some chemicals remain in the tissues for life, and some accumulate until all of a sudden there's a "mysterious" illness or death. Also, if it's not approved for chickens, it may be because it can kill them.

    I prefer to not use chemical wormers but if they are your choice then best wishes with that, but use something intended for chickens. Wormers can be fatal when applied to species they were not intended for.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    While I am not familiar with this product, although I just googled it now, I would go ahead and use it. Many products designed for poultry for worming and the antibacterial drugs say to never use on birds intended for meat or eggs for consumption. What they mean by this is you can not eat the bird or eggs while these products are in the birds system. The reason they have no egg withdrawal time is because they have never done a study as to how long there is residue present in the body of the bird. They have to warn people to not eat the meat and eggs in case you have some allergic reaction to these drugs.

    So all this being said, if you need to worm your birds, I am sure this product will do the job. I have never used it however and use other products that also are not labeled for animals being used for meat and eggs. Many, many members on these forums use products that are labeled not for animals for consumption. We just wait out the egg or meat withdrawal.

    Since there is no egg withdrawal period listed for this product, better safe then sorry, so I would wait 3 or 4 weeks before you eat the meat or eggs. Over time ALL drugs degrade in the body and there should be no traces of it. Most wormers have anywhere from a couple days to 2 weeks egg withdrawal.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to BYC!
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC -
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. I've used praziquantel, albendazole and other wormers. Follow the directions on the bottle for dosing. After the first dosing, redose again in 10 days. Eggs will be safe to eat in 24 days, start to finish.

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]Glad you joined us!
  8. Luckybaby

    Luckybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2014
    Thanks to all of you. I've read a lot of really useful facts about chicken sickness about 2 months ago from BYC.
  9. Luckybaby

    Luckybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2014
    Do you guys know a chicken medicine that can effectively kill most of chicken parasites and it is cheap. Infering to the product label of the morning bird wormer that I bought, It seems to me that it can kill most of bird parasites and I bought it for $18.
  10. Luckybaby

    Luckybaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2014
    I really don't want to eat my chickens nor it's egg. I consider them as my pet. I am pretty sure that they don't want their eggs to be eaten( since they want to incubate it) and other reasons. However, I can't convince my parents every time to do what I want them to do to my chickens and it's eggs. Last week, my dad cooked several of my chicken's egg. =( I really don't want anything to get sick, and die, since I would feel so guilty about it. Are you absolutely sure that I should use it for my chickens? What are some possible side effect to my chickens if they drink it?

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