Worming question

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by farmchick897, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    What do you worm peachicks with and how (inject, by mouth, etc). I know this question has probably been asked a million times but can't find where. I have injectable ivermectic on hand. Thanks!!

  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    I think most do it by adding meds to the water... I haven't done it yet though and don't know the name of the med.
  3. featherhead

    featherhead Songster

    Feb 1, 2008
    Kentucky, USA
    I worm in April, late August and early November. Rotating through different wormers will keep birds from developing a resistance to a single ingredient, and not all wormers kill all worms.

    Different ways to use each product:
    SafeGuard (Panacur) 10%
    1) 3cc per gallon of drinking water for 5 days. Some people use it for 3 days, others for 5 days. Repeat 10 days after initial treatment. This allows the worm eggs to hatch and the wormer will kill off the adults. (Wormers don't kill eggs.)
    2) 1cc drench down throat for birds between 3 months and 1 year. Repeat after 10 days.
    3) 1/2cc drench down throat for birds over 1 year

    Valbazen (albendazole 11.36%)
    0.40cc/lb, drench down throat

    Ivomec for cattle
    1) 3cc per gallon of drinking water for 24 hours
    2) 1/2cc for birds over 6 months, given as subcutaneous injection or as drench down throat
    3) 0.2cc for birds under 6 months, given as subcutaneous injection or drench

    Treating via water is easier on the birds, so that's what many people do. As an example of what wormers kill which worms, read the labels. Ivermectin does not treat capillaria worms. There are other wormers available, but these seem to be the most commonly used. If you want others, I'll list a couple more.
  4. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

    Jan 16, 2010
    How old are your peachicks??

    You do one of these then 1 month later use the other one.

    Safe Guard for Goats: 3 to 4 cc to 1 gallon of water for 3 days.

    Injectable Ivomec: (1 Shot 1 time) 1/2 to 1cc (depends on age of bird)

    There are others out there that use different meds, the above has worked for us and may not work for you.
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    just be careful with your worming during breeding times, because a few are know to or thought to kill fertility.

    With my Wild turkeys and pheasants (including Edwards) i worm alternately in spring twice and alternately in fall twice but never during the breeding cycle for me, cant take the chance of loosing fertility. I dont worm until over the age of 4 months old, Haven't lost any birds yet to worms to date. [​IMG]

    Valbazen is 3-4cc per gallon for 3-4 days

    fenbendazole 3-4 cc per gallon 3-4 days

    Tramisol or Levamisole 1/4 teaspoon per gallon water for 3 days, be extra careful not to not over dose your birds using this one...

    also we use water soluble ivermectin=(Eqvalan 1% Liquid) at times. 5cc to a gallon of water 1 day

    also ours get DE mixed in the food daily--more of a preventative than anything..

    Will be using these worming methods for our pea's as well.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
  6. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    My peachicks are not quite yet 3 months. Should I not worm? I thought I saw a white looking 1-2 inch long in poop. After reading a lot of past posts I realize I made the cardinal rule #1 mistake... put them on ground before 3 months. I have 3 left out of 12. But (knock on wood) these guys are looking okay and so close to 3 months.. I'm really still debating on whether I should put them in the only thing I have with a wire bottom which is a rabbit cage, but it's 100th the size of enclosure they are in now and once you add food bowl and water dish, it seems so small...
  7. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Well if you believe they have heavy worm infestation i probably would worm them. just be careful on the dose of what ever you use to worm, they will only drink so much but if its super hot they will consume extra amounts of water/wormer. i personally do not like to hit them to young with wormer(any fowl). if you can get a sample of poo and maybe see if your vet can test it for you before hammering them with the wormer at that age. but its your choice

    what age did you put them on the ground, why did they die, wet chilled, cocci etc... we put ours out with the turkey poults at 2 months of age, been out now for about 3 weeks on the ground and they have a coop to go into which every night i push them in.., everybody seems happy/healthy so far..

    Just remember no matter how much worming you do they will always get worms back in most cases esp if on the ground, in some cases you knock the worms down or completely out of the body but they will still pick them back up through the soil and insects.
    also you will want some Probiotics like(Vita-Pro-B Concentrate which is what i use mixed in water) or yogurt if you can get them to eat it, to get the gut flora back to par after the worming.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010

  8. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    They were put on the ground at about a 1 1/2 months old. I put the 3 back in the enclosure I made, it has a solid floor with wood shavings. They appear to be okay now and I did worm them also just in case. Now, when can I put them back outside?

    Here is a pic of them.

  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    bright yellow foamy droppings is usually a sign of heavy worm load. If they arent showing that, and are in good weight, you should be fine on the chicks.
    Alway best to develope yourself a good regular worming schedule though for all birds over 4-6 months.
    I Ivermectin-Safeguard swap is what I use too.
  10. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

    Dec 22, 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    What all kinds of worms are we trying to kill?

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