Worming.........it's not as easy as you think

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Happy Chooks, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    So I tried squirting the valbazen on a small piece of bread. Everything was fine and dandy until my BR being the pig that she is stole a piece from one of the other girls. Hopefully I didn't OD her with two pieces with 1/2 cc on each piece. I wasn't able to de worm my rooster, he kept trying to give it to the girls. Any advise on how to get it in him? I'm scared of squirting it in his beak as I don't want him to aspirate it.
     
  2. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't you separate him until he takes his "treat"?

    Jen
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I may have to do that. I could grab him off the roost in the evening.
     
  4. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can he go in the run for his special treat?
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That ain'ta gonna happen. I treated about twenty with an oral syringe without any problems, i.e., squirt away.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That ain'ta gonna happen. I treated about twenty with an oral syringe without any problems, i.e., squirt away.

    Agreed. I worm all my birds, by mouth, with a needless syringe. I wait and do it in the evenings after they've all gone to roost or in the mornings before letting them out. If they don't cooperate and open their mouths, gently tug on the wattles. *Presto!* the beak will open.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:That ain'ta gonna happen. I treated about twenty with an oral syringe without any problems, i.e., squirt away.

    Agreed. I worm all my birds, by mouth, with a needless syringe. I wait and do it in the evenings after they've all gone to roost or in the mornings before letting them out. If they don't cooperate and open their mouths, gently tug on the wattles. *Presto!* the beak will open.

    Awesome, thanks guys! Never would have thought to tug on the wattles. [​IMG]
     
  8. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed. I worm all my birds, by mouth, with a needless syringe. I wait and do it in the evenings after they've all gone to roost or in the mornings before letting them out. If they don't cooperate and open their mouths, gently tug on the wattles. *Presto!* the beak will open.

    Awesome, thanks guys! Never would have thought to tug on the wattles. [​IMG]

    So THAT'S how you do it!!!!!
     
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

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