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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by MorganVT, Feb 18, 2011.
What is a good worming program for worming pheasants; how often, type of wormer, method..?
Those are good questions you have. I am in the process of "de-worming" my flock now. I do it twice a year. I de-worm in the late winter, usually the last half of February when we start getting warm weather and before my breeding season begins in early March. Then I de-worm in November before the start of cold weather. I use a liquid solution which is actually for domestic poultry and swine. It's name is "Wazine 17." It's active ingredient piperizene is for nodular worms and round worms. You can get it from any feed store it comes under a number of names. Of the type I use I use about a tablespoon per gallon of water I then distribute it to the pens and let the birds drink from it for 24 hours. You need to repeat the process again in 10 days so that way you kill the worms that hatched out after the first treatment. The de-wormer does not kill eggs that were present during the first dose. Be careful not to overdose as you can kill your birds!
I am thinking about the need to deworm my birds before breeding season. I'm not sure of the need to do it sinse we are here in the desert. I've never seen any type of worm in the soil (mostly sandy and extremely hot in the summer). They don't have any contact with any other type of birds including wild ones. I have one inch mesh on all my pens. I guess it wouldn't hurt to do it regardless, but I don't want to take the chance of harming them. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.