Withholding period & hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by All_my_peeps, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. All_my_peeps

    All_my_peeps In the Brooder

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    I know there is a withholding period after deworming treatment when it comes to consuming the eggs, but can you hatch eggs that are laid during a withholding period?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    I would not recommend it… I tried to find information on the effects of dewormer residue on chick embryos, but didn't find much, except warnings not to do it.

    A friend of mine a few years ago tried hatching some of my hens' eggs after I dewormed them, against my warnings. He flat out refused to tell me what happened after demanding "replacement eggs".
     
  3. All_my_peeps

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    Oh my! Well okay then I will not be taking a chance then. I just hate to waste eggs.
    Thanks for the input. There’s a lot of varying advice on the net but I like to know peoples personal experience above all else.
     
  4. All_my_peeps

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    May I ask what deworming product you recommend? There are so many options. And finding a balance between effectiveness and the least amount of egg withdrawal has proven difficult.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer is probably the best wormer on the market for (off label use in) chickens. It slowly kills worms over several days and it kills all types of worms chickens can get including flukes.

    You can administer it using a syringe without a needle. Dosage is 1/2cc orally, undiluted for standard size birds, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Repeat dosing 10 days later to make sure you kill any worms that may have hatched since the first treatment.
     
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    Perfect thanks, that was the one I was leaning towards.but I am always Leary about administering liquids orally due to the risk of aspiration. But I’ll do some research first. Since it seem like the most effective product.
     

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