What should I do first?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littleluciex, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. littleluciex

    littleluciex Out Of The Brooder

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    New to chickens, I have a variety of adult hens I brought from a private breeder and some from an animal auction. Ive had them all for about 2 weeks, been given 26 eggs! But I want to make sure they stay healthy, what medications should I give them? Do they need to be de-wormed? I have no idea what immunizations they where given as chicks. Thanks for any help you may offer [​IMG]
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    you can worm them with wazine and ivermectin. use the wazine first in their water, 2oz to one gallon. after 2 weeks give them topical ivermectin. this ensures all the worms die. you cannot eat their eggs while they are being wormed and for a couple of weeks afterwards but you should worm them all at once to avoid them getting recontaminated

    oh! and I almost forgot! [​IMG]
     
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  3. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My preference is to worm in the middle of December. With less light production goes down and you don't have to as as many eggs.
     
  4. littleluciex

    littleluciex Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for the welcome, so both of those medications are de-wormers? Im not even sure if my chickens have worms, can I wait until December? Or should I do it right away? Is there any other things I need to worry about? Thanks so much.
     

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