Worming a flock of 100

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Arielle, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Sorry if this is posted in the wrong area.

    I would like to worm my flock with wormer that I can put in their water. It doesn't seem reasonable to put 6 drops of Ivermectin on every chicken one at a time and know which bird was dosed. ( Unless someone can enlighten me?)

    I have used Wazine, and that was easy. I would like to use a broad spectrum like ivermectin or safeguard next time.

    What broad spectrum wormer can be given in their water? Or feed?
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I've used Safe-gaurd (fenbenzole) 10% suspension goat wormer. I mix it in the drinking water at a rate of 3 cc per gallon of water for 2 or 3 days. I like this wormer because it is gentle and very hard to over dose the birds on it. Of course, it will separate from the water, so you need to shake the waterer around when ever you go out to check on the birds, so that it gets mixed up again. PLUS, you need to make a new batch each day.

    Remember when worming your birds is that they must be re-treated in 7 - 10 days to make the worming effective. The second worming is to kill any larve that hatched after the first treatment.

    I use an egg withdrawal period is 14 days after the last dosing of wormer...
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Do you have any other animals besides chickens?
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Yes. horses, sheep, turkeys.

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