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Worming Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GuineaLady93, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I think I need to worm my chickens, but I have a few questions first.
    I have a mixed flock made up of: 3 RIR hens, 3 Buff Orpington hens, and 4 Game hens.

    1-What type of wormer should I use?
    2-Is this a good time to worm them?
    3-Will they still lay while they are being wormed?
    4-Can we still eat their eggs while they are being wormed?

    Thanks,
    Ashley
     
  2. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dawg53

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    I recommend valbazen (albendazole) to worm your birds. It kills all known worms that chickens can get including flukes, redose in 10 days.
    http://japr.fass.org/content/16/3/392.full
    Dosage is 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller birds.
     
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you use “valbazen (albendazole)” you have to throw out all the eggs for at least 14 days (21 is best).
     
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  5. dawg53

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    Actually 24 days start to finish if you redose them at the 10th day.
     
  6. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes. Time until you can eat eggs:

    valbazen (albendazole)= 24 days

    Herbs = 0 days
     
  7. dawg53

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    I guess you eat alot of eggs! [​IMG] My hens are more important than eggs.[​IMG]
     
  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 I care about my hens, that’s why I use herbs. [​IMG]
     
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  9. dawg53

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    Good luck! PM me when you have a worm issue that the herbs wont cure, I'll be glad to help you out.
     
  10. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will PM you first thing (But I don’t think that will be needed). [​IMG]
     

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