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Ivermectin dosage for chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by prncs13, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. prncs13

    prncs13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I have the Ivermectin Pour on for cattle 5mg per ml. I see info on here about doing drops on the back of the neck but I saw a video of a lady brushing it on the neck, under each wing and around the vent. She mixed 1 part Ivermectin to 2 parts water and used that solution. Which way should I go with this? Some of my girls have lice pretty bad right now and I need to get on top of this. I'm cleaning out the coop at the same time. Do I use the Ivermectin to clean? A friend of mine said she sprayed her coop down with a diluted solution. What do I do?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    When I've used Ivermectin pour-on in the past on my bantams, I just dripped about 1 drop on the skin on the neck of each bird. For large fowl, I would probably give each bird 2-3 drops in the same manner. No need to mix it with water and spread it over the skin; Ivermectin absorbs very rapidly and gets transferred around the body.

    As for the coop, I would clean out all of the bedding and then dust everywhere, especially cracks and roosts, with Sevin dust. You can usually get the Sevin dust from a garden store or even someplace like Walmart. In addition to dusting the coop with Sevin, you can also dust all of the birds with it.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Use ivermectin on the birds. Dose is 0.045 ml per pound, so a 5 pound chicken would get 0.23 ml (round up to 0,25 ml). No need to mix it in water (it's not water soluble anyway), so just guess the weights of your birds and dose away. Ivermectin is not approved for use in poultry, but permethrin dust and spray are so that also something to think about.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sevin is no longer approved for use in poultry, so permethrin might be a better choice, though if all I had available were Sevin, I would use it. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't know Sevin was ever approved. I just know that people use it a lot, regardless of official regulations. [​IMG]
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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