What kind of wormer should you use?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickadee5002, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. chickadee5002

    chickadee5002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! I am new to chicken raising and was wondering what kind of wormer to use. We have 10 buff orpington chickens that are 4 months old. I didn't want a wormer that you wouldn't be able to eat the eggs while they are on it. Please! I need help!
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most medications given orally or injected will require discarding the eggs for a certain period of time.

    If the chickens don't have worms, you won't need to treat them.

    Chris
     
  3. goodb

    goodb Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. For starters watch this youtuber who does a good job explaining her process.

     
  4. dawg53

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    The youtuber does do a good job explaining her process. Too bad it's useless as a wormer.
     
  5. goodb

    goodb Chillin' With My Peeps

    really? Please explain.
     
  6. dawg53

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  7. chickadee5002

    chickadee5002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so no DE. Has anyone heard of red lake earth? The hatchery where I got my chicks told me I could use this because it was natural. I would really like to stick with natural I don't like to give my animals anything unnatural. Thanks everyone for all your posts so far!
     
  8. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I got into raising chickens.i wanted to go the natural route also.I had to order the De and it was pretty costly.waste of money.i seen living,moving round worms in the hens poop.Take dawg53 advice.he the Man when it comes to the health and care of your birds.
     
  9. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry .He is the man.
     
  10. chickadee5002

    chickadee5002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found out my dog has round worms. I went to the vet and am treating her now. Should I worry about my chickens? I have never seen them get near any dog poo before so at first I was not to worried but now I am not so certain.
     

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