Ivermectin

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CowGirlMomma, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. CowGirlMomma

    CowGirlMomma Chirping

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    For those of you who use Ivermectin pour on for lice / mites on your chickens can it be used on 10 week old silkie chicks? I know there's plenty of info regarding this product, but I find some of the info confusing! Sorry to be asking about this... Could someone please clarify instructions for me, I've never used this before.

    I have 10 week old Silkies, 15 week old polish, 4 yr old red sex links, 1 yr old ameraucana, 6 mnth old black sex links & easter eggers.

    Thank you in advance! Appreciate your help!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Welcome to BYC! Yes, it can be used on them. Can you weigh them on a food or postal scale?
    Minimum effective dose = 0.05 ml per pound of bodyweight topically.
    Max dose = 0.1 ml per pound of bodyweight topically.
     
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  3. CowGirlMomma

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    Thank you for responding! Appreciate it! Yes, I do have a small food scale I can use. Would you suggest I put it on neck, under wings, under vent? OR just on their necks?
     
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  4. casportpony

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    I think most people put it on their necks. Oh, I forgot to ask, is this the 5 mg/ml pour on? The dose I recommended is for that one.
     
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  5. CowGirlMomma

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    Yes! Thank you!
     
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