Worm in poop but have another hen with 3 day olds What should I do???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aaggjg, May 21, 2012.

  1. aaggjg

    aaggjg Songster

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    So I saw a roundworm (long white thin) in my Hen Mole Negro's poop this weekend... from what I have read if you see a worm there is a heavy infestation.... but my broody hen just hatched her chicks a few days ago so what should I do??? These are my first hens just about 9 months old and have never been wormed.... I'd like to use the least toxic stuff possible but I also want to make sure Mole will be ok! Obviously the chicks can't have any of the wormer ... but I'd really like them not to get infested with worms ....

    If someone could give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated by both me and my chicks!!!

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!
     
  2. mnferalkitty

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    I use D.E. on adults and chicks
     
  3. aaggjg

    aaggjg Songster

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    So do I as well as garlic & ACV and my chickens have roundworms .....
     
  4. mnferalkitty

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    I wonder if what you are already doing is working? because they pass dead worms if they are being de-wormed. So could it be possible that the worm infestation is already dying?
     
  5. dawg53

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    If you're going to count on DE, garlic, and ACV to deworm your chicken(s)....your chicken(s) will die.
    Get safeguard liquid goat wormer or valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer to kill the worms.
     
  6. aaggjg

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    I know that DE etc are not wormers but rather preventive measures, I was pointing out that I use them and still have worms.... I was hoping to get some help and guidance on how to worm my hens with 4 day old chicks in the coop ? I have read about the wormers but still don't fully know how they are administered .... Do you add it in their water?? And if so how do I keep the chicks out of it ..... Thanks
     
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    DE and ACV are not worm preventatives, garlic can be but would require a large amount ingested daily. As you have witnessed, they dont prevent nor kill worms.
    Purchase either safeguard liquid goat wormer or valbazen cattle/sheep wormer at your feed store or order either product from Jefferslivestock.com or call them.
    Either wormer is administered orally, you'll need a syringe without a needle to dose them. Dosage for valbazen is orally 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Redose again in 10 days.
    Dosage for safeguard liquid goat wormer is orally 1cc for giants, 3/4cc for large fowl, 1/2cc for standards. 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Redose in 10 days.
    There is a 24 day withdrawal period from start to finish.
     
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    Thank you so much for the information!! I thought wormers were put in the water and that is why I was worried about my chicks!
     

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