This doesn't sound right to me... about wazine

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by powaychicks, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. powaychicks

    powaychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    So I was in the feed store today picking up more feed and I was chatting with the lady about deworming. My chickens are almost 2 years old and I have never dewormed them. I have never had a problem with worms so I didn't think it was that necessary. The lady told me to use Wazine17 for only 3 days, discard the eggs for 3 days and then they will be fine to eat after that. Everything I have read says 14 days! I really don't want to deworm them since I have never had an issue but she also told me by deworming will help keep egg production up and help extend the life of my chickens. Would love your thoughts. If I am going deworm I want to do it now while production is low.
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    well to each his own.. but my family has never dewormed our poultry. in my experience it wasn't needed and we have had chickens live (and produce eggs) for 7+ years without being dewormed


    Most of the "newer" strains of chickens (non heritage birds) I "retire" when they slow down .. which is around 2 to 3 years
     
  3. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone at the feed stores around here recommends discarding eggs for fourteen days then worming a second time and discard the eggs another 14 days. [​IMG]
     
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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:The lady at the feed store needs to read the directions on the bottle. Wazine is used for 24 hours then discarded. It's 14 days withdrawal for slaughter. If the meat is good to eat at 14 days, so are the eggs.
     
  5. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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  6. powaychicks

    powaychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! Do you deworm every year?
     
  7. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't. Had chickens for twenty five years. Lots of squash guts and peppers.
     
  8. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never wormed my hens. They free range all day and are exposed to all the cooties that wild birds carry so I would think that I could dust them, worm them and bathe them every day of the year only to release them to the wild again to be re-infected.
    They seem healthy and happy and I really don't need the expense and effort of keeping them pure.
    About twice a year I have to deal with lice or mites and they all get the Sevin treatment.
    That's enough for me. Just my opinion.
     
  9. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you suppose to worm them for three days or will one day do it?
     
  10. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Provide the water with Wazine in it for 24 hours then toss the water out and provide fresh water. Make sure it is the only source of water. Re dose everyone in 10 days. I would toss all eggs till 14 days after the 2nd dosing. JMO
    Good luck!
     

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