what works best for your chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilylily, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. lilylily

    lilylily New Egg

    Jul 5, 2010
    I desperatly need to worm the chickens. little white stringy things in the poo.
    I would like to keep the eggs and I read a lot about Ivomec injectable.

    More confused than ever now.
    Does it go in the water?
    Does it go straight down their troats.

    Please help with step by step.

    I got nine girls, six are laying.

    What works? How long do I do it?

    I need someone experienced to tell me.

    Thank you thank you
  2. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    It can be injected or you can put it on thier skin, my vet said you put a drop on the skin over the jugular vein. I did it on the back of the head cause I didn't want to to eat it. idk if it can be given orally and still work. Seems to have worked, no more lice or worms in the stool.
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't know about injectable... but have used pour-on...

    Ivermectin pour-on dosage for chickens... 2 (eye-dropper) drops for bantam-size birds... 4-5 (eye-dropper) drops for full-size birds... must be dropped on SKIN only (direct skin contact)... between the shoulders /back of neck... don't eat eggs for 2 weeks after... redose in 10-14 days... so I guess don't eat eggs for a month.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010

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