Okay to worm 17 week olds?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Note sure it matters but two of the 17 week olders are silkies. The rest are standards.

    No, I haven't seen worms in their stools, but I have seen two of the pullets occasionally doing the gagging motion, which makes me wonder about gapeworm.

    I use a broad spectrum wormer - valbazen - and I know it kills gapeworm.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Also, do I use the standard dose - 1/2 cc for standard birds, 1/4 cc for bantams or do I have to reduce it down because they are still juveniles?
     
  3. dawg53

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    I recommend the 1/2 cc. You wont have any problems. I've given mine even a little more than that with no issues.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks Dawg [​IMG]
     

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