Post Deworming

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by forbero, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. forbero

    forbero Out Of The Brooder

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    I found worms in the chicken's feces and have given them Ivermectin and am now wondering what I need to do to clean the coop and run so they don't just pick up the worms again.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I hate to admit this, but I'm not sure on that! What an excellent question! I'm going to subscribe to this topic, because I also really want to know!
     
  3. Elchick

    Elchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry but I'm not sure either. Maybe clear the chickens out of there and bleach the daylights out of their coop and wherever else those worms might be? I did that once and although the bleach didn't do wonders for the poor birdies, they haven't had worms since. Although in hindsight, Pine-Sol would be better than bleach.
     
  4. forbero

    forbero Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I agree with bleaching the coop? But what about the run? especially if that's where the got worms in the first place?
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am thinking a good cleaning like was already mentioned and some human food grade DE sprinkled in their run and coop.
     
  6. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I thought I read an earlier post that said to clean coop with lime?
     
  7. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] This is going to make me insure I worm by birds! What a nasty surprise!
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Sprinkling Human Food Grade DE will be a natural worm protectant for long term. I am not familiar with any run cleaning methods other than replacing the top soil with sand. But worms are a natural part of life if you let your chickens outside to range. Many deworm their chickens once or twice a year. Others just use DE on a regular basis. Feeding chopped pumpkin seeds help also. Other natural methods are used too, which I am not familiar with.
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Just brear in mind that food-grade DE will not remove worms, but will help keep them at bay; so, IMO, it's excellent to use post-worming as an infestation precaution.

    I've been thinking on the question of what to do in the run, and the only thing I can come up with that's 100% safe is Oxine solution sprayed on the soil. However, I don't know what the effects are on worms. Oxine solution is used to kill all sorts of bacteria (and even kills the Marek's virus). I'm not convinced it's a great idea to kill all the worms, either..they're a natural part of the environment.

    This is an excellent discussion!
     

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