worming...ewww!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pinenot, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to do my spring worming on a couple of pairs we have and oh my word....a HUGE worm come out of a bantam chicken! My stomach turned when I knelt down and that is what it was. That is gross...poor chickens...get the worms out!!
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
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    How do you worm? What do you give them and at what age?? (I'm a Newb)


    Thanks
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2xs a year with Ivermec injectable put in a gallon of water for 3 days. Wait a week and repeat. It will get rid of any crawling pest like lice and mites too. Don't eat eggs during or for 10 days after stopping.
     
  4. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
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    At what age do you start this?
     
  5. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean about the "eewww". Awhile back my barred rock hen had roundworms in her poo. I couldn't look at, let alone eat, spaghetti for months!!
     
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would start at 6 month at the earliest. The ones I did today where a year old. If you have yours caged all the time, there isn't a need for it really. Mine like to free range although some are caged right now to condition for showing.

    We also worm our goats that are with the chickens. The chickens can pick up worms from them too if not treated.
     
  7. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can find worming instructions on my site HERE . Good luck!
     
  8. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pinenot,
    How much do you put in a gal. of water? I would like to try this way as I have around a hundred adult chickens and this seem the easiest way to get everyone.
    Thanks,
    Sly
     
  9. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 cc of Ivermectin in s gallon of water for 3 days then give them a week off and repeat.
     
  10. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with that, sounds way too weak to me, but if it works for ya, more power to you! [​IMG]
     

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