Worming horses - affecting chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NickyPick, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm due to worm all my horses pretty soon and I've got a question. My chickens range in the horse pens in the afternoon. Should we toss their eggs for a while, or does it matter? If toss, could they be fed back to the chickens?
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    What are you worming with?
     
  3. NickyPick

    NickyPick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zimectrin
     
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    No it doesn't matter. I have both chickens and horses. They scratch through the manure looking for bugs they don't eat it. Your eggs will be fine.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Truthfully, I've never considered there might be a problem with that. I worm my horses with ivermectin and the chickens happily scratched though the poo and we ate the eggs and we're all okay.

    Well, define "ok"...................[​IMG]

    but we haven't died.
     

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