Questions about chickens worms and lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a couple of silly questions about my chickens having or getting worms and lice. [​IMG] I thought I was doing well learning about all of the different things that I need to do for my chickens. Vaccinations, lice & mites, etc... Then, I find out that I need to worm them?!?! How often does this need to be done and at what age do I start worming them? Also, my worry with worming is the egg production. Do I have a need to worry with that? I have also been wondering if the lice that the chickens get, is the same lice that people get? My question ultimately is, can we get lice from our chickens? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wormed all my chickens only after my Vet said they had them. She also advised me not to eat the eggs for 1 month due to the uncertainty of the Albon and its affects on humans. I will be able to eat he eggs again beginning may 3rd.

    Egg production in my gilrs did not slow down after worming.
    I just had a batch of 5 eggs hatch today after a wormiong on April 3rd it was the 2nd round of treatment. My vet said the peeps wold not be affected by the Albon and would not have worms when born.

    Hope This Helped

    DeeDee
     
  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they had worms before they still have them..Albon is not a wormer
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Sulfadimethoxine (Albon[​IMG])




    Sulfadimethoxine is an antibiotic and also used to treat coccidial infections in many species.​
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Lice and mites are pretty host specific, the may crawl on you if your birds get infested, but they prefer the chicken.

    My advice, keep your chickens away from wild birds and don't buy adult or started birds. Get hatching eggs and chicks.
     
  6. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave my chickens Wazine 7 in their water about a month ago, and I haven't seen any more worms in their feces since then.
    I noticed lice on my chickens so I dusted them with sevin dust about 2 weeks ago, and dusted the nesting boxes as well. I was supposed to dust them again in a week's time, but I had to go out of town unexpectedly, so didn't get that done. I didn't want to bother my husband about it, he had enough to do while I was gone just keeping the household going. But I haven't noticed anymore lice on them since I got back, either.
     
  7. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seven dust on a chicken? Will seven hurt the chickens?

    I just started my flock this week. My kids & i picked out 5 birds from a neighbor. 2 banties 2 large grey hens and a giant red juvenile rooster (free).

    The place was filthy filthy filthy. I feel we rescued the birds more than anything. The large hens & Rooster appear to be in great health, but the banties have scaley scabby legs. I will be worming the chickens this weekend if not tomorrow . though I do not know if they have worms - I just can't see how they wouldn't.
    If yours get leg mites just rub them down with vaseline repeatedly until the legs heal. At least that is what I hear works for a small flock. We will see.[​IMG]
     
  8. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sevin dust works very well on chickens. You can find out more info on this, and worming on my site HERE . Good luck!
     
  9. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool site. I bookmarked it.
     
  10. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wormed all my chickens only after my Vet said they had them. She also advised me not to eat the eggs for 1 month due to the uncertainty of the Albon and its affects on humans. I will be able to eat he eggs again beginning may 3rd.



    My mistake- We wormed with Pyrantel Pamoate.....Sorry


    DeeDee
     

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