New to BYC. I'm having issues trying to worm a peahen and 3 chicks.

Bishop5

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We had a peahen show up at our house one day. She stayed a few weeks then left. She was gone about a week came back for a few days then left again. She then started showing up in the mornings for just a few minutes. A couple months goes by and here she comes with 3 chicks. Hawks and crows were trying to get the the chicks. I was able to get them all to go in a pen by throwing crushed peanuts in the pen for the hen and the chicks followed. I started feeding them medicated game bird starter. I know I need to worm them. I bought injectable ivermectin and liquid safegurad for goats to alternate with. Trying to catch them to give orally or by injection is a joke. They all completely freaked out and I have scars to prove it. We even tried to do it at night. I've read mixed things about the safeguard not being effective in the water. Any suggestions on what I could do to worm them? I also have chickens and goats on my property that they will come in contact with when released from the pen.
 

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Welcome to BYC!

There is a truly water-soluble wormer called wormout gel, but it's a litttle expensive.
https://www.jedds.com/shop/wormout-gel-vetafarm/
Dose is 47 ml per gallon 2 days in a row then repeat again in 10 days.

The other one you could try is Valbazen, but I am not sure what the dose is.
@Midnightman14 , @KsKingBee, how much do you guys use in water?
 

Bishop5

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Thank you for help. I'm going to get the valbazen tomorrow. Hopefully this will do the trick. Do you know what the dosage is in a gallon of water and do I still need to repeat in 10 days?
 

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Thank you for help. I'm going to get the valbazen tomorrow. Hopefully this will do the trick. Do you know what the dosage is in a gallon of water and do I still need to repeat in 10 days?
I do not know the per gallon dose, but I do know that you should repeat in 10 days.
 

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I had mixed results at 15ml per gallon with Valbazen but when I upped it to 20 it worked fine as confirmed by fecal exams. Only make as much as you need in a 24 hour period and make fresh every day. My birds do not mind the taste but I still give it two to three days and repeat in ten days. That will get roundworms and cecal worms but if you also want to get capillary and gapes and tapes you will have to give it for five days and repeat in ten.

You can use the safeguard by soaking it in pieces of bread or my favorite is to scramble a couple of eggs and put two ml for the hen and one ml for each chick mixed into the scrambled eggs. They will gobble it right up. OR... you can put it in almost any of their daily rations as long as they clean up all the food with the SG in it.

We use Safeguard and Valbazen interchangeably when given orally or mixed in the food but only Valbazen in water.
 

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