What is in my chickens poop???

Hannahnic14

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So we just got done getting mites under control and now I go into the run and find this poop....are those little white things worm segments????😩😩😩
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Jenessa_096

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Funny I just noticed the same thing in my chickens poop I think those are tape worms. Here’s a picture of my chickens poop.
 

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Jenessa_096

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What ar enough using to treat them??
I’m using these two things I picked up at the feed store. The first one is some pellets you mix into their food with more natural stuff like pumpkin, oregano, and garlic. The second one is sort of like these pills that you also mix into their food but it’s stronger and has a egg withdrawal period of 7-17 days.
 

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Praziquantel is what is needed to treat tapeworms in chickens. It can be found in Equimax horse wormer, zimectrin Gold Horse Wormer, or Droncit tablets from a vet. Equimax dosage is 0.03 ml per pound of weight given orally, or 0.16 ml for a 5 pound chicken. I don’t have dosages for the others.

To help get rid of tapeworm eggs in your environment so chickens will not get exposed again, remove the intermediate hosts—snails and slugs, beetles, worms, flies, and grasshoppers—and the droppings around the coop and run.
 

Hannahnic14

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I’m using these two things I picked up at the feed store. The first one is some pellets you mix into their food with more natural stuff like pumpkin, oregano, and garlic. The second one is sort of like these pills that you also mix into their food but it’s stronger and has a egg withdrawal period of 7-17 days.
Thank you!!
 

Hannahnic14

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Praziquantel is what is needed to treat tapeworms in chickens. It can be found in Equimax horse wormer, zimectrin Gold Horse Wormer, or Droncit tablets from a vet. Equimax dosage is 0.03 ml per pound of weight given orally, or 0.16 ml for a 5 pound chicken. I don’t have dosages for the others.

To help get rid of tapeworm eggs in your environment so chickens will not get exposed again, remove the intermediate hosts—snails and slugs, beetles, worms, flies, and grasshoppers—and the droppings around the coop and run.
I just ordered Equimax and Valbazen. I was seeing mixed reviews saying Equimax has a lifetime egg withdrawal?
 

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