Will worming be hard on my sick chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenEllis, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. ChickenEllis

    ChickenEllis Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had a real sick chicken the last week and i'm thinking that i have a worm problem. Will worming kill my already weakened chicken?

    I started treating my entire flock with ACV yesterday. Hopefully that will help. I was going to try Wazine today.
     
  2. ChickenEllis

    ChickenEllis Out Of The Brooder

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    i just noticed on the Wazine bottle that it cautions against using it on a sick animal. Yet the chicken lady at the Feed Store recommended i do it. Now i'm worried. What do people think? Should i hold off and keep treating with ACV until she hopefully gets stronger?
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Are you thinking that ACV will deworm your chicken? If so, it won't do that. Depending on what ACV you are using, it has many benefits that can help replace electrolyte loss and boost immune systems but ACV is not really a dewormer.

    Mother vinegar has enzymes that can aid in digestion and improve intestinal health, thereby making the intestines not as comfortable for parasite reproduction but that occurs over time with frequent usage of the mother vinegar.

    Here are some links you may find helpful:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...nt-to-follow-their-progress/2260#post_9884369

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644300/fermenting-feed-for-meat-birds

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...osis-and-other-poultry-diseases-in-chicks-acv


    More gentle ways of deworming are: Raw pumpkin seeds, garlic, soap, feeding fermented feeds each day(not an active dewormer but a slower and gentler way to decrease parasite loads and prevent further infestation.)
     

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