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Please give me the final word on blackhead prevention

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeymom, May 11, 2010.

  1. turkeymom

    turkeymom In the Brooder

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    I'm new to turkeys, but I've got a month-old poult in the brooder with some chicks and I want to know how to prevent blackhead before I move them outside with the rest of the chickens.
    To prevent blackhead, should I worm just the turkeys or just the adult chickens or everybody? What wormer should I use?
    Thanks!
     
  2. OmaBird

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    I wish I could help. I have turkeys and chickens together for 10 years and I have never seen blackhead. I also have never dewormed anyone. They seem healthy to me.

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  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    there is a pill you give each turkey once a week to prevent black head , i belive from 4 weeks - 10 days before market. i do not know the name.
     
  4. squeakyballs

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  5. AVizcaya

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    [​IMG] That is TOO funny!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

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    What is black head? I have not heard of it but I keep my chickens and turkeys separate.

    I use wazine 17 for worming like once a month or every couple months.....I have heard of people putting apple cider vinegar in the water too.
     
  7. chicklunatic

    chicklunatic In the Brooder

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    What is the apple cider vinegar supposed to do? Does it help with parasites or what?
     
  8. Randy

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  9. Randy

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    I usually keep mine seperated from the chickens and actually keep them in above ground pens until they start getting to big for them. Then I move them to portable pens out in the field on grass that we have never kept chickens on and they do great. Also I do worm when they go to the ground pens. Maybe it's because I haven't raised chickens on the ground that I put them on or maybe it's the worming but we seem to have real good luck with this system. Raised up about 150 of them last year.
     

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