What dewormer should I buy? How long should I wait after using Wazine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DangerChickenHouse, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave the girls Wazine a week ago. I didn't know it was only for roundworms.

    I'm looking to purchase something off Amazon tonight. What's the most effective? I have a mixed flock of four - silkie, BO, Golden Comet, and a Barred Rock.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We deworm our chickens by putting some DE in their food a couple of times every once in awhile. It works with our chickens. Hope this helps!
     
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  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Valbazen, IMO. It's the only one that gets all types of worms, and it is relatively gentle on them. Give 0.5ml by mouth to each large fowl, 0.25 for bantams, repeat in 10 days, toss eggs for 21 days from first dose. And Amazon is as good a place as any to get it.
     
  4. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not comfortable squirting liquid into their mouths. I was hoping to find something to add to their water or trick them into eating.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    That's how dawg53 gives it, but I don't. I squirt the dose on a bit of bread and let them eat it. It takes some managing their movement, though, because they will steal the bread from each other if not separated for medicating.

    Squirting it in their mouth isn't so bad, really, Just be sure you aim toward the side of their mouth to avoid the windpipe. You get one in your lap, then pull its mouth open by gently pulling the waddles, slowly squirt with a syringe, and off they go.
     
  6. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Thanks! I'll get some tonight!
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I have never seen any kind of study that indicates that DE internally does anything for worms, and plenty of statements that it doesn't.

    On the waiting, which I missed, a couple of weeks or so after the Wazine should be fine. The worms themselves are a bit rough on their gut, so I'd be sure they are eating at least something to help with healing. A bit of powdered milk added to the feed should help, though keep in mind they don't make the enzyme to digest milk sugar, so you don't want to give a lot. It may give them a mild diarrhea.

    If they happen to have tapeworms, you can tell by little white segments which are visible in the poop, kind of like grains of rice. That requires a different drug or a higher dose of Valbazen.

    Here is a good discussion on worming:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/732910/deworming-experience-from-start-to-finish/0_20
     
  8. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I read a lot of the thread. Very interesting!

    I'm surprised how expensive Valbazen is on Amazon. I'm also disappointed that what they list is for an external website, but I will still buy it!

    I'm very novice with chicken. My dogs had round worms two years ago. It didn't occur to me that they got it from eating chicken poop. So, this is the FIRST time I am worming my chickens. It shouldn't have happened years ago. I feel guilty! I had no idea.
     
  9. casportpony

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    Safeguard is cheaper, but you have to use more of it for the same effectiveness. Get the Valbazen, it will last forever! If you have neighbors with chickens, sell some of it to them.

    -Kathy
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    FYI, 125ml of Safeguard at Tractor Supply is about $20. Your Barred Rock hen is the heaviest, I think, so she would get 1.5ml.

    -Kathy
     
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