Worming Question??????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bill2457, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Bill2457

    Bill2457 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 hens, 3 of which i purchased about 3 weeks ago. The guy i purchased the 3 from said that he had just wormed them just prior to my buying them. I noticed today while cleaning out the coop that there was some small worms in one of the piles of poop and I'm not sure which hen its coming from. Should i worm all but the 3 new ones or should i worm them all? Also, he told me that 2 of the 3 were laying before he wormed them, their not laying for me yet. Should'nt the be after 3 weeks if they were before i got them? Also, Also, 1 of the hens is got runny poop but i see no worms in that.

    what do you chicken pro's think?
     
  2. dawg53

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    I recommend you worm all of them now. Reworm them again in 10 days. Use safeguard (fenbendazole) or valbazen (albendazole) to worm them. There's a total of 24 days withdrawal start to finish after using either product. Egg production slows this time of the year for various reasons.
     
  3. Bill2457

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    Thanks dawg53,
    How much do i give each bird and how do i give it to them? I read so much conflicting opinions and information on this site i'm not sure what to do. What works for you and how often have you done it?

    Bill

    4 Ameraucana, 1 Black Star, 1 Blue Andalusian, 3 Golden Sebright
     
  4. dawg53

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    Quote:If your feed store doesnt carry safeguard liquid goat wormer or valbazen, you can order from Jefferslivestock.com or call them. Both are liquids and administered by using a syringe without a needle to dose orally. The valbazen is a liquid cattle/sheep wormer. Safeguard liquid goat wormer dosage is 1cc for giants, 3/4cc for large fowl, 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller birds.
    Dosage for valbazen is 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Again, redose them in 10 days. I worm every 3 months due to our warm moist soil. It depends on your environment/soil how often you should worm. That's up to you.
     
  5. Bill2457

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    thanks again.
    I'm in central Florida and I'll go to tractor supply tomorrow to see if they have what I need.
     

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