What to use to sanatize? and something to deworm?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cgjsmith, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I want to occasionally sanatize the waterer feeder and brooder. Whats the best and safest stuff to use on them> Also I was thinking of deworming but don't know what to use. should I deworm just occasionally or wait till I see signs? Thanks Crystal
     
  2. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    I use bleach cause it's cheap. I use a mixture of 1 part bleach, 1 part white vinegar, & 8 parts water. I use this same mixture for disinfecting cutting boards in the kitchen, & cleaning bathrooms.

    ***NOTE*** Never add bleach to vinegar......mix the bleach with water first, then add the vinegar
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I use oxine too. Mixed in a certain strength, there is no harm in keeping it i the water all the time.

    For a wormer, the most effective wormer I have found to treat ALL KINDS of worms is Valbazen. First State Vet sells it with directions for mixing it for chickens. The only problem I see with it is it doesnt go in the waterer, you have to give a dose orally to each bird. Which, I have alot of LOL. I just do one pen at a time. At least with this one though, I KNOW they are getting it.
     
  6. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wormed with Valbazen too. After I did it I asked everyone here if they had tried it, and no one had. They said it sounded scary, but I had already done it, so there was no going back. I'm glad to know someone else does it too. The article I read about it said it would not upset the birds, and nothing happened to them, so I would use it again. Piperazine will leave a whole host of other worms behind, Valbazen will get rid of all of them including tape worms. I mixed 1 cc Valbazen to 8 cc water, then gave 2 cc down the throat. I don't suggest worming often, unless you know you have a problem.
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    exactly, its alot of work to dose each bird individually, which is why alot of my friends won't use it, they want a water dewormer, but then, they aren't getting all the worms, just round.

    I have had no ill effects in my birds with the Valbazen. I used to use Eprinex pour on on the neck, which I alternate them with the Valbazen, or Pigswig, so they dont get immune to one specific kind.
    I will probably deworm some birds this weekend
     
  8. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new here and will be getting my new chicks this Monday....SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! But anyway, I am reading a lot about dewormers. Am I going to definitely have lots of problems with worms? Yuck.
     
  9. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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