Worming 6 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peep peep, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. peep peep

    peep peep Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed worms in one of my 6 week old chick's poop, so naturally I came to byc to look up wormers! [​IMG] I read a thread about Valbazen, and was wondering, Is it safe to use on my chicks? Thanks!
     
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  2. dawg53

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    Yes, it's safe. Dose them orally 1/4cc. Repeat again in 10 days.
     
  3. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey dawg53: Isn't 1/4ml the dose for standard adult birds rather than chicks? I read somewhere on BYC that the chick dosage was 1/10ml. Thoughts?
     
  4. dawg53

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    1/2cc is for standard size, 1/4cc is for smaller birds.
     
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  5. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for hijacking this thread and now asking so many questions but I want to get this right and you seem to be very knowledgeable. My chicks are all standard breeds and range in age from 6 weeks up to 4 months. When you say that 1/4 ml is for smaller birds, by "smaller" do you mean as young as 6 weeks old?

    Any idea how big the safety margin is on the Valbazen?

    Thanks!
     
  6. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I believe that's what he means - Valbazen is safe, I've used it in rotation...with different age groups and haven't had any problems. I try to get an accurate dosage, but I'm not exactly precise - nobody's died yet! Except the worms [​IMG]
     
  7. Rose66

    Rose66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks n8ivetxn. I'll be worming all my chicks and chickens this weekend....fun, fun, fun! [​IMG]
     
  8. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll be glad you did! [​IMG]
     

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