Valbazen for Week Old Chicks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dedicateddourly, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just treated my adults with 1/2 cc Valbazen because I saw worms in the poop of one of them. Roundworms, I think. Anyway, I have babies out there who are a week old, and they're with mama who was also treated. Should I treat the babies? Or should I just wait until I actually see worms in their poop? I know I read that if I do need to treat the babies, it should be 1/10 cc, to be given again in 10 days.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally, I would NOT treat the week old babies. I would wait until they were older. I would watch the poops and see if worms appear. I don't normally treat my youngsters until they are around 5 months old...

    I would just watch their poops carefully. I think they are too young at this tender age to have a worm issue yet. JMHO.
     
  3. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, math ace. I'm feeling the same way. 2 of the chicks are off to a rocky start anyway, and are a bit fragile. One has a lame leg and the other had his back pecked open when he was 2 days old. They're doing surprisingly well though.
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I found on the University of Mississippi's web site where it says the birds have a resistenance to worms until the age of 3 or 4 months old.
     
  5. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will look for that. Thanks.
     

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