Roundworms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MelissaBA, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just treated my chickens about a month ago for worms. I can't win for losing....Noticed one of my hens acting strange and sure enough, investigated where she went to the bathroom and worms are present again.....At this rate, I will never get to eat any eggs...what can I do differently or what am I doing wrong???? HELP![​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What did you use?

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  3. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wazine
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You could use something like Safeguard liquid for goats or Valbazen.

    The one day Safeguard dose *I* use is 0.5ml per 2.2 pounds by mouth and repeat in ten days.
    The most effective one day dose of Valbazen is 0.2ml per 2.2 pounds by mouth and repeat in ten days.

    The average sized Rhode Island Red hen or Barred Rock hen doses would be:
    • Safeguard - 1.5ml
    • Valbazen - 0.6ml

    -Kathy
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Do not use Safeguard during molt.

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  7. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Do you think the worms came back because of some reason in their environment or something I did wrong???
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Maybe she didn't drink enough of the medicated water? Could be your location, too.

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  9. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop and run are near a hay field and there is woods directly behind them. I do let them out in the evenings and let them free range most evenings.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What I've read is that those that live in the desert are less likely to have worm problems than those that live in a hot and humid part of the country. Make sense?

    -Kathy
     

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