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Is there a technique for administering oral meds/wormer to chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LauraG, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. LauraG

    LauraG Songster

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    I see a 3 ring circus in my future....

    Her head bobs every which way when I touch her, I cannot imagine how I'm getting Valbazen into her....

    I mean theres no scruffing a chicken from what I know......

    Help. Please.
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I just wormed 19 chickens with Zimectrin Gold paste, I held the chicken wrapped in a towel opened it's mouth and my Dh[sweet guy] put the paste into their mouth. Then I closed their mouth so they wouldn't spit it out. I went pretty good actually.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Quote:You can put it on a piece of bread (1/2cc) and it'll soak in...give the bread to her to eat. She'll probably gobble it down.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I tried the bread first, they love bread but wouldn't touch it,
     
  5. LauraG

    LauraG Songster

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    Both great ideas. I'll try the bread first, if that doesnt work, I'll bust out a towel and grab the old man....

    i mean, I'll put the chicken in the towel, and have the old man hold. He wouldnt want me to wrap him in the towel i dont think....lol
     
  6. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I just did over 100 with zimectrin gold. a pea size in each mouth. My son caught and I opened the mouth and put it in. Took maybe 2 hours. Was easy. I went through 9 tubes though and it is not cheap. On sale i got it for 7.99 here in washington state. But now they are all done and I feel good about it.
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I don't know LauraG if it was my husband he'd probably like me to bust out the towel and grab the old man LOL and I paid about 12.00 for 1 at TRS. but it did all 19 chickens.
     
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  8. LauraG

    LauraG Songster

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    Hehehehe Miss Lydia!

    The chicken wrapped in the towel worked fine. I thank you!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    your welcome!
     

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