Worming Ducks??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MakNat, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Is it safe to let ducks drink the worming water that I give my chickens. I've got 8 Muscoveys living with about 30 chickens. I want to worm the chickens this fall. I don't know if it is safe for the ducks??
  2. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    Use red pepper. My birds love it.

    ETA: Do a search on here for it if you don't all ready know about it.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Ducks drink more than chickens, so they could overdose on the medication. I use the 1.87% horse oral ivermectin. I give each duck a bb sized amount right into their mouth. I just did all the ducks 2 days ago. Do it in the fall, and in the spring. twice a year.
  4. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    I'm an idiot, but also nearly-a-newbie idiot.

    What kind of worms normally afflict ducks, and do they really NEED worming twice a year/at all?

    I need specifics in order to convince the rest of my human flock that worming really is necessary. [​IMG]

    About how many different things are available to worm ducks (and geese) besides the ivermectin and red pepper? Are you talking about cayenne pepper?

    After I write this, I'm going to do a search - but I'll come back to see if there's any new information or advice. [​IMG]


    Basically that's what I've found.

    I'm going to research more and hopefully be able to find this stuff at the local feed store. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I've read a lot of conflicting information about worming ducks, but I think I might follow the advice of worming in the late fall, worming when I get newcomers (unless they have been wormed already) and worming before I sell. They use a different wormers in the UK, but here's an article by Chris Ashton at Smallholder:
  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Oh, as far as dosages and what to use... I thought I would send an email off to someone about that in the next week or so. I wanted to make up a good list of questions before popping of the email though so I didn't have to bug them a lot.
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I was just wondering about this a few days ago, my vet, whom also works on farm critters & owns a lot himself, sells worming stuff to me for all my animals. it's a milky colored liquid, cant remember the name though.

    I was going to call him and ask if it works for birds too. everyone looks clean and acts fine but i wanna make sure since i keep the ducks in with the chickens sometimes.

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