What is the simplest way to worm everybody

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ice329, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think the birds have worms but I think I would like to worm them one or two times a year. I have a few chickens and a few quail and 5 pheasants.

    Is there something to add to the water or a feed I can buy. If a med can be added to the water then what medication is good and covers most the worm types.

    Not preventive type things like pumkin seed, but real worm medications.

    I am looking for a simple way to do all the birds.

    Thanks Joey
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  2. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed my birds chewing tobacco. What do others think?
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    1.5 cc ivermectin injectible per gallon of water , it does not get tapes if you have those in your area. I do a 14 day withdrawal.
     
  4. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you use for tape worm?
     
  5. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use to use peperzine (??? spelling) and I would take their water away the evening before and show up later than they probably would like.......distract them with a bit of grain while I give them a small waterer with the mixture. Beggers can't be choosers so they would drink it up and then I could give them regular water in whatever was my regular method.
     
  6. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a medication that takes care of all worms including tape worm? I have had to recently worm my dogs for roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm! I think I should do the chickens too, just to be safe. Also, is there something I need to do in their run? Can they get the worms from the ground? Is there a link someone can direct me to for info on this? Thanks in advance! The chickens and dogs do not mix, but their run is in a place where the dogs used to play.
     
  7. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    liquid wormer in there water
     
  8. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for more of what type or name and how much along with the idea of how. I know just add wormer to the water but WHAT, how much and how log etc. Thanks for the info on ivermecton.. I have some but not sure if it is injectable.. I know its used on a dogs skin for fleas and mites and also will do worms but i have to find out if this type is the type to add to water or is it a differnt type. I also dug up fendebendazole would be good but again I need to know how much and how long etc. Hope someone gives a point blank answer... thanks Dont mean to sound nit picky but giving my birds something I need to know what I am doing with out a doubt.
     
  9. suzpyoung

    suzpyoung Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would using D.E. do it? Or is it more of a preventative? I've never wormed my birds in the 14 months I've had them, and I'm concerned that I should - but like the OP, I want the simplest route. Since nobody is really laying right now anyway, seems like a good time to do it without much egg wasting.
     
  10. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Jean's method, the l.5 cc of liquid Ivermectin per gallon of water, for 24 hours, then fresh water. Repeat in one month.

    No worms.

    The DE and pumpkin seeds can be used, I prefer to use something a little stronger. I wormed my chickens in September this year as a preventative. I have had no mites/worms/any kind of parasites.

    I also use a little DE in the coop/ also a little 5 % Sevin Dust on the litter in the coop. I have had no issues with mites/worms.

    DonnaBelle
     

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