OMG!!! The girls are pooping roundworms!!!!! Help!!!

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  1. JJ--

    JJ-- Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I originally posted thinking cocci as one of my 4 girls was pooping blood. Today would be day #4 to treat for cocci. I had read somewhere In these forums about a similar situation. To treat cocci first and then deworm with safeguard just in case. On day #3 of cocci treatment I gave safeguard orally. Now they are pooping a ton of round worms...... I used my chicken health for dummies book to identify them as round worms.

    Should I finish day 4 and day 5 of Corid?

    I am thinking of doing 5 straight days of Safeguard vice the other method (1x then repeat 10 days later). Is that a safe bet?


    What else should I be doing to help them? When should I give them the multivitamin to replace the thiamin the Corid took away? When should I give probiotics?

    Could I give them some treats like cabbage?

    Because it's a back yard flock, in a suburban setting, I am not able to move the coop around nor change yard. I have sprayed the coop with a bleach solution and a pesticide since day 1. I am planning to do this daily for the next two weeks to kill everything. But honestly.... It the issue of the ground....

    What do I need to do with my yard to prevent this from happening again?

    Help!!!
     
  2. redsoxs

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  3. JJ--

    JJ-- Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was helpful for worms.

    Wondering if should stop treating with Corid and how to clean up the yard to prevent reinfection.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @redsoxs has given you a link to a very informative article.

    Are you using Safeguard paste or the liquid?

    For paste you can give a pea size dollop for 3 to 5 days, then repeat in 10days.

    For liquid dosage is at 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row. Then repeat in 10days.

    You can give the Corid along with the de-wormer if you like.

    After treatment is finished then give poultry vitamins and some probiotics/plain yogurt.


    Be careful in using bleach and pesticides, don't overdo it. Keeping your run cleaned up is a good step to take. Worms/parasites live in the soil and I haven't really read anything that you can treat the soil with that would be effective, unless it could possibly harm the chickens as well. Chickens are going to scratch and eat soil, so the cycle will continue. The best thing to do is worm 2-3 times a year and stay on top of it.

    You certainly can give them cabbage to eat, I hang cabbage in the run for them to pick at. You can give a variety of fresh greens, fruits and veggies as treats and for them to stay busy.
    Make sure they have plenty of fresh water and feed available during waking hours as well.

    Keep us posted.
     
  5. casportpony

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    Did you know that a pea size amount of Safeguard or Panacur paste = 0.25 ml (1/4 ml) of Safeguard liquid? One pea size amount of paste = ~25 mg, which is not enough to treat most worms, so no need for different dosing directions.

    From left to right:
    Small = 10 ml ( .1cc) = 10 mg
    Medium = 25 ml (.25cc) = 25 mg
    Large = 50lml ( .5cc) = 50 mg

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    Weighed empty 6 ml syringe
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    Filled with Panacur 10% paste and weighed. Difference is 6 grams, so 6 grams = 6 ml
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You can treat with Safeguard and Corid at the same time.
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    -Kathy
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Thanks and you're welcome!
    Do you know where the pea size amount originated? I've searched high and low, but cannot find the source. [​IMG]

    -Kathy
     
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