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Oral syringe(s) - Get them FREE

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by joebryant, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Today I wormed all my chickens, 9 bbs Orpingtons, 6 silkies, and 11 five-week-old bbs Orpington chicks.
    It went fast and easy because I had already filled 9 syringes with 1/2 mg and 17 with 1/4 mg of Valbazen. That was a thousand times better than having to fill ONE each time while I chased/caught/held the chickens/chicks. I did the roosters first and put them out of the run so that they wouldn't/couldn't help save the hens. Then I did the hens and put them out of the run one at a time. It went really fast. ETA My wife held the syringes and shot the Valbazen down their throats. Doing all 26 chickens took about a half hour.

    JUST PRETEND YOU WANT TO BUY THE 1 MG ORAL SYRINGE; THEY WILL GIVE THEM TO YOU OR SELL THEM DIRT CHEAP. GO TO ENOUGH PHARMACIES UNTIL YOU HAVE AS MANY SYRINGES AS WHAT YOU HAVE CHICKENS, ONE PER CHICKEN.
    I went to Walmart today and the pharmacist GAVE me 15 5 mg oral syringes. I had asked for 1 mg.
    Then I went to a CVS pharmacy and the pharmacist gave me 20 1 mg. oral syringes.
    I already had 20 that another pharmacy sold me for 10 cents each, so now I have 40 of the 1 mg.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good info on the syringes, but why when they are so cheap anyway woud you cheapen yourself by lying to get a few for nothing?
     
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  3. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read it that he asked to buy the 1mg syringes and if you do then they will probably give them to you.
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    I envy you. I really need to worm my flock... been procrastinating forever...
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I always ask how much when they hand them to me; Walmart and CVS said they were free. At one drugstore they charged me 10 cents each; even that was a real bargain. I said that; did you bother to read it?
    ETA BTW, if you buy them over the internet, a hundred will cost you about $25 including shipment. That would come to 25 cents each.
     
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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Smack me up the side of my head please. I paid $1.50 for 2 syringes at a feed store. I was thinking "one stop shopping." Grrrrrr, lessoned learned lol.
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    One other thing for anyone who has never used a syringe. Pull the plunger back all the way, filling the syringe, then push down to the amount you want by emptying out what you don't want; otherwise, you'll have air in the part where your medication is.
    Maybe a nurse can explain that better. I had to learn it the hard way today; ended up emptying half of them and starting over.

    ETA When you're finished, clean them by continuously pulling water in and out from a glass and emptying it until the water is clear when you change the water. When they're all clean, pull the plunger out, set aside until both parts are dry.
     
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  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Jim, the pharmacies have them there to give away to people who buy medicine that needs one. I think they give them away for good will and hopefully to gain a new customer. When I said I needed 15 or 20, they always asked me for what, and went I said to worm my chickens easily, they counted them out and told me "no charge" or "their cost", 10 cents.
    ETA About half the pharmacies, such as Walmart, don't have the 1 ml. size because it's rare that they're needed for such a small amount as 1 ml. Those that do have them have probably had a cache sitting around for years. Even at that though, the lady at Walmart gave me fifteen 5 ml. ones; don't know what I'll ever use those for, but... ya never know.
     
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  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Joe,
    [​IMG] Good job, Joe! You did real good there! I have syringes of all sizes, and it seems they always come in handy for something.

    By the way, I just put the Valbazen on a piece of bread. Each chicken gets a piece of bread laced with it. I found that alot easier. Just thought I would let ya know. [​IMG]
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Kathy, Jim said the same thing about shooting the Valbazen on to a piece of bread. How do you give it to the chickens to be sure each one only gets one piece. If it's pushing it down each one's throat, I think that it'd be just as easy or easier to use an oral syringe.
     

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