WORmING MY CHICKS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cloggadoo, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. cloggadoo

    cloggadoo Out Of The Brooder

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    hello just wondering at how old we can start a worming program are bantams are 4 weeks and any recomendations for brands would be great [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chicks shouldn't need worming unless you see worms in the poop. Hard on their little bodies.
    My flock was about 10 months old when I wormed them the first time and I do it yearly now. Some folks never worm, but I figure if my dogs can pick up worms just by going outside, so too can the chickens.
    I used valbazen, which is a cattle/goat wormer. You use it "off-label" as you do with just about any chicken wormer, since about the only one readily available for chickens, wazine, only gets roundworms. I came across an ad from a guy in Alabama selling broad spectrum wormer for chickens. Turns out it was valbazen, just put in really small bottles with a really big price.
    Valbazen is a broad spectrum wormer. You give 1/2 cc orally, undiluted for standard sized birds; 1/4 cc. for bantams. You can do a search for eprinex and ivermectin; both also cattle wormers that are also used for chickens.
     
  3. Hutton

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    i use food grade diatomaceous earth (de)for over 4 yearsmy birds/dogs/horse/me! have been worm free.4 cups per 100lbs works 4 me:thumbsup
     
  4. Hutton

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    i use food grade diatomaceous earth (de)for over 4 years my birds/dogs/horse/me! have been worm free.4 cups per 100lbs works 4 me:thumbsup
     
  5. cloggadoo

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    thanks we will try and fine the products youve mentioned and we will wait untill a little older:)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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