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Will Ivermectin Pour On Hurt Developing Eggs If Broody is Treated?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PamB, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    I would like to treat my chickens with Ivermectin Pour On this weekend. However, I am expecting some hatching eggs early next week (Monday or Tuesday) and will be placing some under a couple of my broodies. Will this hurt the development of the eggs in any way??

    Thanks for your help,
    Pam
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't imagine why it would. On the contrary, they're rather prone to lice/mites when broody and this will nip that in the bud.
     
  3. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Quote:Thanks for the reply!! I was thinking the same thing. I have never had experience with lice/mites, but two of my girls that I'm breaking now from being broody I noticed have scaley leg mites. I cleaned the coop out today and gave them a bath with Adams Flea & Tick Shampoo. I had them standing in the bath for about five minutes to let it soak in. Then I covered their feet/legs with oil and brushed them with a toothbrush. I was researching cures for this on BYC and saw that a lot of people have good luck with the Ivermectin Pour On, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I only have 13 birds in that coop, so treating them this way should be fairly easy. Out of those 13, one is a cockeral and 5 are broody, so I figure now would be a good time to do the egg withdrawel for two weeks since the eggs are not very many. [​IMG] Those broodies sure are stubborn!!
     

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