wormer advice

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sham30, May 6, 2011.

  1. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    What does everyone use for a wormer - I'm looking for pros and cons on different types of products - Thank you in advance
     
  2. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I am using a product called Pig Swig. You put 2 tablespoons in 1 1/4 gallons of water and they just drink it. Then you do it again in a month. It has the poultry directions on the container. I have only ised it with chicks, haven't had worm trouble with mine while they were adults, so I don't know about egg consumption while on wormer. I know there are a lot out there, this one seems to work well for us. Good luck!
     
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Eprinex - no withdrawal period for eggs

    You only have to use a few drops for large fowl.

    The biggest problem ? You have to handle each chicken to apply the wormer. So I worm only my laying hens with Eprinex. I use Wazine on everybody else.

    Oh, yes, it is a little on the expensive side, but will last a LONG time unless you have a hundred hens....
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Valbazen kills all known worms that chickens can get. Safeguard is a good wormer.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Agreed. Look up what humans are prescribed when they have worms. Frequently it's valbazen (albendazole) or a derivative of it.
     
  7. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I need to do anything about the eggs? All mine are laying hens and I have a lot of egg customers - thank you for all the tips!
     
  8. dawg53

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    Quote:There is a 14 day egg withdrawal for most all wormers...the exception is eprinex. There is no egg withdrawal using eprinex. Eprinex will not kill tapeworms in chickens.
     
  9. sham30

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    I might wait for the vet to come and do spring shots on the horses and perhaps have him take a few poo samples to see if I even need to worm them. I keep my horses and goats wormed regularly so I may not have to bother. I give them the diatomaceous earth once a month in there feed. Thank you for all the advice!
     
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