They ate some dead worms...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Henmaster5000, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Henmaster5000

    Henmaster5000 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have my little homestead and I recently dove into raising meat pigs. I dewormed my pigs with Wazine and their poop had quite a few dead worms in it. The chickens got into their poop and ate the dead worms. I know Wazine is poultry safe but does anyone think this might be an issue? should I worm the girls in a few days?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Boy, I don't know, hopefully they didn't eat too much.
    I would be concerned about not eating the eggs tho because of the withdrawal requirements with the Wazine.
     
  3. Henmaster5000

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    Thats what I was thinking. I have 12 girls and they were all lined up digging through the poop. after I shooed them away i couldn't find any of the dead worms. There were probably a dozen of them or so they could have eaten. I'll boil the eggs and feed them to the pigs and dogs for the next 2 weeks
     
  4. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you're not going to eat the eggs, might as well give them a round of Wazine too [​IMG]

    The hens that is
     
  5. dawg53

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    Excreted pig worms wont infect your chickens, dead or alive. There will be very little wazine residue if any at all in the eggs. The eggs are safe to eat.
     
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  6. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to tell her to look up if they were communal =) I'm glad you know!

    Generally with organic practices people have chickens follow after the pigs to clean up after them... =)
     

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