new to the site and raiseing chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lawnman86, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. lawnman86

    lawnman86 New Egg

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    Hi I'm new to raiseing ckickens and need a little info on if you can give valbazene to two month old chicks. They have tapeworm and I'm not sure what I should do. I could us all the help I can get thanks
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. lawnman86

    lawnman86 New Egg

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    Thanks. Looking forward to learning lots about chickens
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] you could post on the "Emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures thread." someone should know the dosage for young chicks.
     
  5. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/4cc for chicks, 1/2cc for standard sized birds, 3/4cc for giants.

    Right now you want to use 1/4cc (mL is the same), redose in 10 days. Tape worms are hard to get rid of and many have to repeat treatments a couple of times. Make sure you completely change the bedding.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good luck with your chicks and hope you get those worms under control quickly.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, lawnman, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Best of luck to you and your chickens!
     
  8. lawnman86

    lawnman86 New Egg

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    Thanks for all the info that helped me a lot. I will dose them tonight and hope for the best.
     
  9. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/421028/worms-in-feces-graphic-and-horrible-picture

    This is a link for a picture of what you are looking for. You will see this for 3-5 days after treatment. You want it to be clear before you stop treatments. Some report that it looks to still be alive, the wormer works slower but that is for the safety of your babies. In most cases you don't want to deworm until 8 weeks of age. Keep your cool, tape worms are frustrating. If you need to vent or ask for any more info just keep posting. Good luck!
     
  10. ehale1991

    ehale1991 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined us!
     

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