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worming ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by huckaberry3, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. huckaberry3

    huckaberry3 In the Brooder

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    Who worms their ducks? How much of what do I need to use? Also how long after worming do I have to wait before butchering them? I have read the storeys guide to raising ducks and it is pretty vague unless I missed it.

    Thanks in advance.

    Huck
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I worm my whole flock using Verm-X it's a natural wormer so I'd say if you use a natural wormer you can butcher anytime. Not sure but I think on the wormers[chemical] they give you the time to wait before butchering. Some use Safe-Guard which is a sheep wormer but I don't know the dosage.
     
  3. huckaberry3

    huckaberry3 In the Brooder

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    Are the instructions on the bottle for ducks?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I am not aware of a wormer that is made for water fowl, actually I think there is only one that is recc for chickens and that's Wazine, but a lot of people use other wormers for their water fowl. When I used Epernix Pour on which is used like front line for dogs, There was not a time for egg with drawl so I'd say it would be safe to use before butcher. I had to order it on line though couldn't find it local. Here's on link that may help... http://poultrykeeper.com/duck-keeping/worming-ducks and [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Okay found some info. Wormanator 24 hour withdrawl.
     
  6. huckaberry3

    huckaberry3 In the Brooder

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    Thank you Lydia. I am going to try and find some.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    This was on my med chart I got from Twin City Poultry, Hopefully you'll be able to find it local.
     

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