whippy looking worms in freshly laid poop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by goldeneggtees, May 30, 2012.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Hi, my hens have had this before but now I see them again. I wormed them about 6 months ago with panacur and some of the gals had a horrible reaction to the meds. Is there any thing else that gets rids of worms. I forget what they were called but maybe roundworms.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Songster

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    Diatomaceous Earth is suppose to be a natural de wormer. I use it a little bit and the chickens waste looks a lot better. You can get it at tractor supply.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    For roundworm infestation, Wazine works fine. It's also called piperazine. It only kills roundworms, though, nothing else. Valbazen kills all worms a chicken can get and starves them out over a several day period so they don't clog the system.

    If they already have worms like that, Diatomaceous Earth is probably not going to do the job. It's good for killing soft bodied bugs in feed and nests and on birds themselves, but when wet, loses much of its cutting power so I wouldn't trust it to worm birds who already have visible worm loads.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2012
  4. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks for the advice, I will get some wazine, I may even have some.
     
  5. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

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    I have a link in my signature line regarding worming. I recommend valbazen.
     
  6. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks flowerchild! I remember is isn't roundworms they have, it is most likely cecal worms. I will be treating them on a regular basis now. Thanks for the link, it is very interesting reading. I hate this part of chicken keeping. But I love my ladies.
     
  7. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

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    use DE. put a couple cups in each feed bag.

    great preventative.
     

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