Worming advice please...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ady Road Chicks, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Ady Road Chicks

    Ady Road Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Maryland and have a flock of 20-ish chickens and 3 ducks. I saw worms in one of their poops today, it appeared to be a round worm. I want to know what wormer is recommended. I have read some things already but all I can find is ones that are put into their water source. I am hoping there is an oral/transdermal wormer that can be given directly to the chickens, not one that goes into their water source. Any suggestions?
     
  2. dawg53

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    I'm not sure about ducks, never had any. You can purchase valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer. Administer orally undiluted, use a syringe without a needle. Dosage is 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Repeat dosing in 10 days.
    There is also safeguard liquid goat wormer. Administer orally undiluted using a syringe without a needle. Dosage is 1cc for giants, 3/4cc for large fowl, 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Redose again in 10 days. There's a 24 day withdrawal period start to finish with either wormer. Your feed store might have either wormer, or you can order from Jefferslivestock.com or call them.
     

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