What are your favorite wormers?

FoxholeFarm

Chirping
5 Years
Aug 7, 2014
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Berkeley, CA
Hey y'all, I need to worm my flock soon and I'm looking to get input on various wormer options. I'm interested I hearing what product or remedies you use and why. I have a medium flock of 18 birds so I can do them individually, but would rather treat the flock.

We worm the dogs with garlic, pumpkin seed, and Diatomaceous Earth. Do those work for chickens and does the garlic effect the egg taste?

Pros and cons of ivermectin and other medicines, please.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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SW Arkansas
I use Valbazen (albendazole). They have to be dosed individually, but the time and effort is worth it to me. Valbazen gets just about every type of worm a chicken can get.

My vet has told me not to waste my time with ivermectin anymore. It's overuse as a wormer in chickens has created a resistance to it in parasites. Also, ivermectin should not be given during a molt, said to cause feather deformities. There is no such restriction with the Valbazen.

I try to go as natural as possible with my pets, including the chickens, but I take no chances with worms.
 

mrsc1951

Songster
8 Years
May 15, 2011
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Largo, Florida
Hey y'all, I need to worm my flock soon and I'm looking to get input on various wormer options. I'm interested I hearing what product or remedies you use and why. I have a medium flock of 18 birds so I can do them individually, but would rather treat the flock.

We worm the dogs with garlic, pumpkin seed, and Diatomaceous Earth. Do those work for chickens and does the garlic effect the egg taste?

Pros and cons of ivermectin and other medicines, please.

dawg53 has done lots of posts on worming; what to use and frequency. Check for some of his posts. He is very thorough, detailed and patient.

Maggie
 

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