Worming chickens-how and what?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by logansmommy7, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley
    I have a flock of 17 (down from 18-my dog got one yesterday), and am thinking my older girls are looking pretty thin. What/how do you worm chickens? Does it go in their food or water? Are their eggs edible while being dewormed? How long do you give them the meds? Being a beginner, I just want to get them healthy and fattened up for winter...

  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    There are a wide array of water based wormers out there. The best , I think, is SafeGuard, most Tractor Supplies have it, or Jeffer's.com has it if you dont have one. Get the drench version and put it in the drinking water, 3cc to a gallon. All wormers do have withdrwal times for slaughter or eggs consumption, usually 1-2 weeks. Also many with kill fertility for a week or 2 so be sure to do it before breeding season and after in the fall.

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