Worming chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Penny 123, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Penny 123

    Penny 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought wazine17 to worm our chickens but there is a warning saying do not give to chickens for human consumption. Is it safe to give to our chickens? How long do we have to wait until we eat the eggs? Is there another product we could use safely? We have a couple of our chickens with soft,watery poop and we thought it might be worms. We haven't noticed any in their poop.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most people on here suggest waiting 2 weeks before eating their eggs again.
     
  3. dawg53

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    There's a 14 day slaughter withdrawal period with wazine. Chickens are safe to eat after the 14th day. If the chicken is safe to eat, so are the eggs. They can have worms without seeing them in poop. Some types of worms, capillary worms for example, are barely visable. Wazine wont kill them neither. I recommend valbazen cattle/sheep wormer or safeguard liquid goat wormer. Dosage for either product is given orally undiluted, 1/2cc for standard size, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Repeat dosing in 10 days. There's a 14 day withdrawal after last dosing.
     
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  4. Penny 123

    Penny 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information. It was very helpful. We will try something other than wazine.
     

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