Round worms

whitneyfarm

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We have about 50 hens and over the past few weeks we have had a hen die randomly. We chalked it up to change in temperatures and maybe weak chicken but today I found one dead again :( and this time I noticed white/clear round worms at her butt. So now I am thinking that we have worms in our flock that are causing these different chickens to die. Do I need to check every chicken to see if they all have worm or just deworm all of them? What is the medicine I should use? Method of giving it to them? And we also sell our eggs and how is the medicine going to effect that?
Thank you!
 

Judy

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They come from the soil so if one had them, they all should be assumed to have at least some. Piperazine will kill roundworms but not others, and it is likely the chickens have other types of worms as well. Most treatments require tossing eggs for 3 weeks, including the one I prefer because it is the only one that gets hookworms, Valbazen. However, there is a relatively new (I think) treatment called Rooster Booster that does not call for tossing eggs, but I do not know how effective it is. See links.

http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog...Booster-Triple-Action-Multi-Wormer-p1399.aspx

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...or-tapeworm-or-any-worms-really#post_11670181

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/internal-parasites-parasitic-worms-in-chickens

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/835632/ivermectin-dosing#post_12275268
 

whitneyfarm

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Thank you I will check that out! Also do you know how aggressive worms is to the chickens?
 

dawg53

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whitneyfarm

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I was looking at a local store website and they have a liquid and a powder available what would you recommend would be better?
 

whitneyfarm

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I think I answered my own question with some looking lol. I think the liquid was more of a vitamin booster where the powder was the actual wormer medicine :D thank you all for your answers and help! We will try the rooster booster and hopefully that will stop our chickens from dying!
 

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