Tapeworms-Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Erin J, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Erin J

    Erin J New Egg

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    Hi,

    I am new to this backyard chicken game. I recently got 6 hens all laying and seemed healthy (all are about a year old). Within a few days of having them I noticed tapeworm segments in their poop. So, I gave them a dose of Valbazen (.8 ml) on Oct 14 and then ten days later on the Oct. 24th. I am still seeing live segments in their poop 7 days after the 2nd dose. What do I do? A third dose? A larger dose? Switch to a different de-wormer? I want to get these girls healthy and I'm tired of throwing out eggs! Thanks in advance for any tips or advice!

    Thanks!

    Erin
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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