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what is a good all around wormer i can give my flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maransfan16, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. maransfan16

    maransfan16 Songster

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    i have a flock of 50 or so and i do eat the eggs from them but i am trying to find a good all around wormer i can give them and how long after giving it to them is it safe to eat the eggs again
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    M personal preference is albendazole (Valbazen) because it is relatively gentle on them, will not cause a backup of dead worms or toxins even if there is a heavy worm load, and kills all the worms they get. Many people prefer fenbendazole (Safeguard) which is also fine. I believe the recommendation is to toss eggs for 3 weeks after the last dose of any wormer.

    Here is a good article with more links

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/internal-parasites-parasitic-worms-in-chickens
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    One dose of Valbazen, which needs to be repeated in 10 days, will kill most worms, but Safeguard needs to be used 5 days in a row for the same efficacy, so Valbazen is probably the better choice.

    • Valbazen dose is 0.08ml per pound (20mg/kg) once by mouth and repeat in ten days. The average Rhode Island sized hen would get 0.5ml of Valbazen.

    • Safeguard dose for the same worm coverage is 0.23ml per pound (50mg/kg) by mouth for 5 consecutive days. The average Rhode Island sized hen would get 1.5ml of Safeguard for five days. Safeguard liquid or paste can be used - Same amount for either one.

    -Kathy
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  4. maransfan16

    maransfan16 Songster

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    where is a good place to find valbazen
     
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    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Apple cider vinegar is safe and gets the job done. It also makes the gut stronger.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    It's misleading to claim that vinegar will kill worms in chickens. While many of us occasionally put some vinegar in the water of our chickens, it is not a cure for worms, coccidiosis, or other diseases of chickens. Getting a chicken's droppings tested by the vet is the best way to know what types of worms are present. Then using a wormer such as the ones above or others that have been proven in studies to kill poultry worms would be wise.
     

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