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Ivermetrin for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ibpboo, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Is this what is used to worm chickens? Is there a chicken ivermetrin? I've heard of it for horses but on the package it says not intended for animals that will be used for food. Am I remebering correctly? What about DE? I know get the food kind, is it good for all worms? What kinds of worms do chickens get? Never worried about them getting worms before I started reading this forum. What are the signs? Learning lots here!
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Thanks for the picture, the horses get paste wormer so I didn't realize fluid is what chickens get. I can look for that at the feed store, thanks again!
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Is it easy to get the paste wormer in them also? Is there a reason you prefer fluid over paste with the ivermetrin? Does it say that, not intended for animals used for consumption on it or does that not apply to eggs?
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I was talking to a guy at the feed store the other day about ivermectin. he said they don't make it for chickens--they do have tetracycline, but ivermectin is not for chickens.

    so, curious me would like to know what it says on your packages--what animals? [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    They do not make invermectin for chickens. There are really no wormers for laying chickens on the market-thank the FDA and big agribiz for that. Commercial houses have no reason to worm their birds and the FDA doesn't care about backyard flock owners. That's why. You use wormers and antibiotics at your own risk basically. I use Eprinex pour on, when I worm at all. It's easy. Being for cattle, there is no withdrawal for meat or milk, so translated, it's probably fairly safe to eat the eggs, IMO. For a standard size bird, I use a needleless syringe and place 1/4 cc on the skin on the back of the neck. For an extra large standard, like Suede, who is about turkey size, I use 1/2 cc. It's absorbed through the skin and easy to use. A large bottle, which will last a very long time, will cost about $45-50. You then reworm them in a couple of weeks to get any unhatched worm eggs like you'd normally do with any wormer.

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