- May 25, 2015
I was told second handedly that an avian specialist uses the dog wormer Nemex-2 (pyrantel pamoate) as a wormer for her chickens. Unfortunately, I am uncertain of the dosage. It was second handedly suggested 5 mg to begin with then in 2 weeks increase to 10-15 mg. My problem is that the Nemex I bought is a liquid. I am not positive how to convert these mgs to mls. The dosage for a dog is 1 teaspoon per 10 lbs. My chickens weigh approximately 5 lbs. So if I were to give them 1/2 teaspoon would that be too much? I have heard and read in the forums that if they have a lot of worms, killing them off too rapidly can make the chickens sick. They have never been wormed and are 4 years old. I have from day one been using natural wormers (garlic, pumpkin, etc). But I recently learned when one of my chickens died that she did have worms. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.