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Questions about worming chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Quail_Antwerp, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    What do you use for a wormer?

    Where do you buy it? (IE would tractor supply have something on hand?)

    And how do you administer it? in their food? down their throat, injection, etc.

    Thanks. Looking for info because I am wanting to do a preventative worming on my chooks [​IMG]

  2. pwand

    pwand Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    BC Canada
    I bought de-wormier from my local feed store that went in the water or in food.
  3. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Well...I just got some Wadine from Tractor Supply Company. It's used for swine, turkeys and chickens.

    It was $6.99 on the shelf and I believe $7.11 with tax (I don't have my farm tax number there...first time I've EVER bought anything at TSC.)

    You give it in the water, 2 fl. oz per 1 gallon of water. (I just did 1.5 teaspoons/ gallon of water.)
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you are not sure they have roundworms specifically (which is what Wazine treats) and/or dont want to treat everyone at one time, Ivomec Eprinex PourOn is great. It's used on the skin at the back of the neck then again in 2 weeks. The bottle is expensive, but will a couple of years, I believe.
  5. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Thank you for the information! I appreciate it!
  6. hankshens

    hankshens In the Brooder

    Feb 17, 2008
    I give my ivermectrin, horse wormer, 2 times a year. You can get it at any feed store. Put just a little bit in their beak and they will swollow it.
  7. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    Alot of people have said that DE works well as a preventative wormer, and the fact that it has so many other great benefits is why I'm going to be using it myself.

  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007

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