Which is the best wormer for layers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueMoon, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mostly layers here, or should be, but we also have ducks, geese, a turkey, roosters and adolescents sharing water.
    After seeing worms in poo, it's time to deworm them!
    We've used Wazine twice before (I think there is a week withdrawl on Wazine), but I think we have the Ivermectin-type that is applied on their backs, as you would for a dog's tick medicine.

    Any thoughts on the best route to get them feeling better? Egg production is waaaaayyy down and it hasn't been too hot, very few are moulting, so I'm pointing to the worms as the culprit.
     
  2. angels4

    angels4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I asked the same question at the beginning of the week and forum member CUDA directed me to his site (and of course I don't know how to provide a link). Very helpful information can be found here. His site suggests using Ivomec. I haven't tried this as my birds don't have worms, but I wanted to have something on hand just in case. I'm sure CUDA will be along and help direct you to his information.

    As a preventative measure I mix 1lb of DE (food grade) to every 50lbs of layers mash. Good Luck!
     
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  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. angels4

    angels4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for that Sammi. Wow! Do you really have to wait 6-8 weeks before you can use the eggs?
     
  5. DTchickens

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    edited because my post didn't make sense. haha..
     
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  6. Feather Dust

    Feather Dust Out Of The Brooder

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    I know you can use Piperazine for a dewormer as well. It is not FDA approved which is why it is not recommend for laying hens, however the eggs are FDA approved after 17 days from the treatment. Perhaps this will help you.

    ~Feather Dust
     
  7. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use VermX which is natural and you can still eat the eggs. Easy to give - I use the pellets and it is a tiny scoop per bird mixed in the feed.
     
  8. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Jacy Jones and all - I've been dropping Ivomec on birds for three hours now and must find a better way.
    What is VermX, as I don't know if we can get it here. Are you sure you can eat the eggs immediately?
    Thank you
     
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    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I have seen American people mention VermX - I have found this link http://www.wormersdirect.com/birds-vermxforpoultry.asp but if you google it you are sure to get something. I have looked again and because it is all natural there is no period when you can't eat the eggs. I use it every month and have no worms. I only have a small number of chickens but it reckons it will cost 22p a month per bird - not sure what that is in dollars but it is very little in pounds!!
     
  10. angels4

    angels4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks JacyJones. I've heard of vermX on the Omlet forum, but haven't been able to find it or flubevent here in the states. I'm really interested in an organic approach, as the girls work so hard to produce an egg, it seems a waste to not use them. I have thought of scrambeling them up and feeding them to the girls, but I also don't want them to get a taste for thier eggs.
     

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