What do you treat your ducks with for parasite control?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thedoors5to1, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. thedoors5to1

    thedoors5to1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is a good and effective way to treat my ducks for internal parasites and possible external? i'm interested in treating my ducks now to prevent anything from manifesting. They eat all sorts of "stuff" and tons of worms and slugs. You just never know so i'd rather prevent than treat, also how often should you give it to them, yearly ? monthly ? and prices too would help. thanks
     
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  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You can put food grade diatomacious earth in with their bedding and even add some to their food.
     
  3. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that routinely necessary or just if there are problems. I've never seen anything that would make me think that I should do that. Am I missing something?
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I would only add it to the feed if there was a problem. Ducks usually don't need routine worming. The DE in the pen helps keep the fly population down, so I DO add that to the bedding regularly.
     
  5. thedoors5to1

    thedoors5to1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your reply wifezilla, i will look into this food grade diatomacious earth... stuff. I've never heard of it. but thanks sounds great.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Just be aware there are 2 kinds. The food grade and one type used by pool filters. The pool filter stuff is VERY BAD! DO NOT use it for your critters.
     
  7. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get bag of food grade DE at my local feed stores. It is $28 for 50 lbs. The stuff goes a LONG way. I probably won't have to buy anymore till next fall.

    Call around to your feed stores and ask if they have food grade diatomacious earth (food grade DE)
     
  8. Billy Biscuit

    Billy Biscuit Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering, can anyone tell me how much would you add to their food for just 1 duck??
    Thanks...
     

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