Safeguard 10%

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  1. pigtails

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    I'm going to be orally worming my chickens with Safeguard 10% this week. I have smaller-than-normal banty chicks approx. 6 moths old. Normal sized Bantys & Barred Rocks. What is the dosage I should be using? I'e already wormed with Wazine 7 days ago.
    Thanks!!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I was told by my avian vet to give .5ml per kg (2.2 pounds). Can you weight them?

    This is a weight chart that probably works for Barred Rocks
    Table 2.
    Example of target body weights during the rearing of replacement pullets.
    Age
    (weeks)

    Body weight
    (Pounds)

    (Grams)
    1

    0.14

    65
    2

    0.24

    110
    3

    0.40

    180
    4

    0.55

    250
    5

    0.71

    320
    6

    0.88

    400
    7

    1.10

    500
    8

    1.28

    580
    9

    1.50

    680
    10

    1.70

    770
    11

    1.92

    870
    12

    2.09

    950
    13

    2.27

    1030
    14

    2.43

    1100
    15

    2.56

    1160
    16

    2.67

    1210
    17

    2.76

    1250
    18

    2.82

    1280
    19

    2.89

    1310
    20

    3.00

    1360
    Footnotes
    Source: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps046

    -Kathy
     
  3. pigtails

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    Yes, I can weigh them. Be very time consuming as I have 50 birds. I have a couple that won't even weigh 2 #'s. Would the safeguard hurt them? They are the "runts" I call them.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    No need to weigh all of them, just weigh the runts, a couple of the rocks and a couple of the bantams and that should give you a ballpark idea of how much they weigh. I have de-wormed 100 gram chicks before, so you'll be fine! If you need help figuring out the doses, just let me know their weights.

    -Kathy
     
  5. pigtails

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    Do I give the Safeguard straight out of the bottle or do I have to mix it with water? I've read somme ppl have done both.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I use one of these:
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    And give it orally.


    -Kathy
     
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