Worming Advise

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DTRM30, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, my silkie with the impacted crop is doing better - she's standing today, still wobbly, but moving around a bit - and was actually quite vocal this am. First time I heard her make a peep all weekend in the house. I weighed her on our postage scale - to see if she's gaining weight over the next few days - she weighed a whopping 1 lb and .06 oz. We'll see over the next few days if she's gaining.

    Her crop has been good since Sat am- so I gave her some pellets and bread soaked in water. Checked her before I left for work and could feel the pellets in her crop. Keeping my fingers crossed, though I do think I know her problem and not sure how to change her habbit. I caught her eating some of her pine bedding this am !! I'm hoping it's because she's in the cage in the house - when she is normally outside with free access to her run for any grit needs she might have - and hope it doesn't block her up again !

    On that note - Back on Topic here ....

    I do need to worm them all. What is the best wormer to use ? I have access to a TSC, an Agway and a local feed store that may or may not carry it. We are a small farming community, but not really farmers - make sense ? probably not. We have the state's vo-ag school as our high school soooo - anyway. Not sure if they'd have it or not - they are kinda a combo gardening supply, animal feed/hay supply, hardware supply - I guess more like an Agway. Anyway -
    Let me know what would be the easiest/best to use in your opinion.
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  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    The best wormer is Valbazen (albendazole,) a liquid cattle/sheep wormer. Dosage is orally; 1/2cc for standard chickens and 1/4cc for smaller chickens.
     
  3. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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