Should I see worms after worming?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Freia, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Freia

    Freia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2012
    I inherited my flock as 2-3 year olds. They lived in a mud-wallow with a couple of ducks, and have never been wormed. I have to assume that they should be pretty wormy by now, so I decided to worm them. My plan is piperazine (Wazine/Pig Swig), followed after 10 days by Eprinex.

    I gave them the Piperazine 2 days ago. I've been checking their droppings ever since, but have yet to see a single worm. Shouldn't there be worms in there?
    Did the worming not work?
    Is it possible they don't have worms in the first place? - seems inconceivable.
    I'm a little worried about giving them Eprinex in 10 days. If the piperazine didn't work, they could get a dead-worm overload and kill them.
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Did you ever see worms in their droppings before? I think it is possible that they don't have them. We'll see if anyone else has any opinions on the matter.
  3. Freia

    Freia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2012
    No. I've never seen any worms in their droppings. Having adopted this flock, I just want to make sure they get a good start and are as healthy as possible. Since I know they came from a mud-pit full of duck-poo, I thought worming them would be a good place to start.
  4. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL

    Good thinking on your part[​IMG] See my signature line regarding why worming is so important.
  5. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Recommend Valbazen, 1/2 ml for standard size bird, 1/4 ml for small. The Wazine isn't much good. Actually, I've never seen worms after worming. I see them before, not after. I have seen them take an interest in each other's poops after worming but supposedly they're absorbed in the system. Some have seen the round worms with Wazine but that is only because the Wazine only stuns them I think.
  6. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2011
    Engadine, MI
    I always worm any new animal here immediately whether I see any signs of worms or not. Since you didn't see any it may mean that they didn't have any or also that the worm load was very small. In general a animal has to be loaded with worms before you will see them come out in the poo. Good idea to worm them and good luck with your chickies :)
  7. wantbantams

    wantbantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2012
    When they poop should it look blackish. I just wormed and the poop is VERY dark.

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