1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!
  1. athgus2802

    athgus2802 Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    29
    Nov 10, 2013
    NSW Australia
    HELP!!
    I have 3 backyard chickens and noticed roundworm in the faeces 2 wks back. Easy enough to solve you would think. I went and got worm medications administered 1st dose easy. When it came to administering the back up dose 2 of the worst affected hens refused to drink it! This is after withholding water the previous night and it being the only available drinking water that day.
    Gave up that day & tried again this wk Bloody little buggers wouldn't drink it again.. Tried mixing it into the favorite treat yogurt to no avail..
    My question is can i administer straight into crop to a hen?? or is there any other suggestions for me to trick the pesky hens into consuming worming medication.
    Thanks in advance for any much needed advice.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    27,118
    10,426
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    You can dose birds orally, but I'd suggest that you read the instructions as the concentrations may differ from the dose added to drinking water (I don't know this for sure, but i think its worth checking).

    All the best

    CT
     
  3. athgus2802

    athgus2802 Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    29
    Nov 10, 2013
    NSW Australia
    Thanks for your reply.
    Have checked instructions and it says nothing about administering via crop & doses on worming treatments in Australia.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by