South Louisiana newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by glebreton, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. glebreton

    glebreton Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello to all,

    I am Guy and I live in Cade, LA. That is about 30 miles as the crow flies from the Gulf of Mexico.

    I have had backyard chickens for 2 years now and really enjoy them. I have a flock of 16 and purposely chose several different breeds. I have RIR, Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Blue Red laced Wyandottes, Black Australorp, Light Brahma, Welsummer, Americauan, and a Bantam. I enjoy the eggs and they are fun to raise.

    Already had my share of issues with hawks and even a bobcat, but I took care of the bobcat when he let his guard down ;). My concern now is roundworms. I have noticed a drop in egg production the last few weeks, and noticed today a worm in some poop.

    I would love to hear you guys' suggestions on deworming the flock. I really want to avoid having to discard eggs for weeks, but I can't let the worms remain either. I read about Flubenvet, and it sounds very effective, with no withdrawal on egg consumption, but can't find any in USA. If anyone has found it, I would love for you to share how to get it.

    I look forward to hearing from everyone and will post some pics of my girls when I have some time to set this profile up. I am proud of my Welsummer hen, she is gorgeous!

    Guy L
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! Sorry I can't help you regarding the worm problem.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Liz gave you some good links
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC
    Steve. :frow
     
  10. glebreton

    glebreton Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up some Rooster Booster wormer and started them on it this weekend. Read some complaints that it is hard/brittle and hens peck around the wormer. I broke it into crumbles and they are eating it well. I like the fact that it is an antibiotic and there is no withdrawal on egg consumption. I'll keep posting the progress.

    THanks!
     

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