What is this please help????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickieluver26, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother found this in her coop it was obviously pooped out and all her chickens are acting normal what is it?
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  2. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks like Roundworms to me. You are probably going to have to worm your chickens- if one has them, they all have them.
     
  3. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     
  4. debster1556

    debster1556 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, definitely round worm. Found one in our coop too.
    I worked with Safeguard. I think it was a half cc and I soaked little bits of bread in it. They gobbled it.
    Do that once, repeat in 10 days.
    Haven't seen anymore worms.

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  5. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually...that should be one half cc for each bird, not all the birds.

    If they've never been wormed before, use Wazine for the first worming.
    It only targets roundworms, and if there are other types of worms
    present that you are not necessarily seeing, you do not want to get
    worm overload blockage in the intestines.

    That said, we wormed one roo with Safeguard, and he did get worm
    overload... Nearly died, and was very sick for a week- had to tube
    feed him. Fortunately, he did not get any other infections and it
    eventually cleared out, and he got better and gained weight. It was a
    good week of full time care though.

    Alternate subsequent wormings with Valbazen (Goat wormer), which is
    gentle, and takes care of all of the different worms, more of an all
    spectrum wormer than Safeguard. Don't start with
    Valbazen though, it would be too thorough to start with.
     
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Valbazen is actually the best thing to start with due to the fact that, while it is very broad spectrum, it works slowly over a period of days, there is no big worm kill-off all at once. Worm blockages or dead worm toxicity can occur even with Wazine if there is a heavy load of round worms. It works by paralyzing the worms so if there is a lot of them the chicken can get a blockage.

    In birds that have never beed dewormed or are suspected to have a heavy load of parasites I'd deworm with Valbazen first and the put them on a regular schedule, depending on your climate, and alternate between that and liquid Safeguard for goats. Paste can be used as well but I find the liquid much easier to administer.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Safeguard Liquid is cheaper per dose, too.
    One bottle of the goat wormer has 125 1ml doses - ~$22
    One tube of horse paste has 25 1ml doses - ~$10

    The one day dose I use is 0.5ml per 2.2 pounds, not 0.5ml per chicken.

    -Kathy
     
  8. chickieluver26

    chickieluver26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll we had them on crumbles that had something to help provent round worm but the ranch hand realized we had run out of food when we weren't there had never bought the feed/didn't know what brand it was and just bought dried corn :/ but now they are back on medicated feed with a dosage of de wormer in it!!! Thanks for all the help
     

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