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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by storminstaffs, May 13, 2009.
are they worms? if so what do i treat the chickens with?
Look like roundworms to me. How long are they?
1. Treat with Wazine or another treatment, and don't eat eggs for the time you decide is right for you (internet sources vary from 5-17 days).
2. Treat for cocci (use Corid) too, since roundworms & cocci are often found together.
3. Treat for roundworms again in 30 days.
I lost a bird to this dual parasite infestation in March (RIP Dumpling) and it made her so, so sick.
Believe me, I am NO EXPERT and am fairly new to chooks, but those DEFINETLY look like worms! You'll probably get alot of varying responses of what wormer to use, but I choose Verm-X. It comes in crumbles or liquid form, and I choose the crumbles. Click here for the site
My understanding is that this product has been used widley in the UK and is now available in the US. I ordered it because it seemed safe, but others reccomend Ivermectin. If nothing else this will *bump* you so someone more experienced can help. Best of luck to you!
Yup worms they are...look like roundworms. You can treat with Wazine for those or go ahead and do a broad spectrum for all parasites such as ivermectin. Just watch the egg withdrawl period on the products...and toss the eggs during that time. Also, remember to re-dose in 10 days I think it says.
Ick. Roundworms. No doubt. We just had a nasty bout with them and our puppy. Wazine for sure and like the pp said, I would treat for Cocci as well.
Thanks for the help luckily only one of the cockerels has them so will separate him away from the chickens for treatment
But those are worms. You may want to research, I think they are transmitted through the ground and you may need to treat all of your chickens. Gosh, hope mine never get that. I would have a hell of a time treating all of them.
No, no, no. Treat all of them. He's just the only one expelling them.
Go ahead and treat everyone, even with him separated. You'll also want to clean the coop and the run.