Worming question from a newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silver63, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Silver63

    Silver63 Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings everyone - I just have two birds. A black cochin rooster, Penguin and his red sexlink partner, Red. How can you tell if your birds need to be wormed?
    He's moulting so he looks scruffy, she looks great. Appetites are fine and so is their energy level. I know with horses there is a routine for worming, but chickens are a whole new ballgame for me.
    What do you worm them with if you do need to worm them? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks all!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello, the best wormer for chickens, in my opinion, is Valbazen. For large fowl, you give it to them orally 1/2 cc, and 1/4 cc for bantams, then repeat again in 10 days.

    Just a routine worming now and again is good. Molting time is always good because then you're not getting eggs, and then maybe springtime.

    Hope this helps,
    Sharon
     
  3. Silver63

    Silver63 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Sharon! That helps a lot. One more question - where do you get chicken wormer? Vet? Feed mill? Catalog?
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Any of those places will have it. Around here TSC or Agland has it. You can also order it online. [​IMG]
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! I would suggest TSC, Agway, or Country Max. They should all carry it. Your local feed store may, as well.

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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Valbazen can be ordered from Jefferslivestock.com or call them. It's a cattle/sheep wormer.
     
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    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

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    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

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    Hi hello and [​IMG] from Minnesota
     
  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Barred Babies

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