Wormer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kuntrychick, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of wormer do you use and how often? Twice a year?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I used valbazen (albendazole) last year. I had intended to skip this year, but had a hen acting poorly so I went ahead and wormed; this time using ivermectin.
    I personally don't see any benefit to worming more than once a year as most animals, chickens included, can handle a small worm load without any trouble.
     
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  3. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to eat the eggs while they're being wormed?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:No. Since both valbazen and ivermectin are cattle/sheep wormers and are used "off-label" to worm chickens, there's no specified egg withdrawel time. After talking with quite a few people that used either one or the other of these wormers for their chickens, I found that most discard the eggs for two weeks.
    ETA: During my research on wormers, I found that valbazen is frequently used to treat humans with worms.
     
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