WORMING with Fenbendazole - - How much?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by math ace, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I use valbazen, it is the best wormer on the market. I use it in rotation with my other wormers. I dont think it takes care of lice/mites though. Thanks!
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I use valbazen, it is the best wormer on the market. I use it in rotation with my other wormers. I dont think it takes care of lice/mites though. Thanks!

    Is there a "brand" name? Does wazine 17 kill gape worm? The bottle says not to use on chickens for egg production. Is this ok to use and why would you want to use it if it isn't? It's all that I can find at TSC.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Valbazen or the other name is albendazole (the active ingredient).

    Wazine will not help with Gapeworms... and DE wont help either. Gapworms are located in the trachea(windpipe) and are blood feeders..fenbendazole, Valbazen or Ivomec is your best bet...........
     
  4. Suzannah

    Suzannah Out Of The Brooder

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    Stupid question here - do you have to worm? Is there a natural way to do it? Can you use diatomaceous earth for chickens? I am really not interested in chemically managing my small flock (2 girls), and I am not interested in tossing eggs. We need them.
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Worms can kill your chickens. Personally, I would rather not chance it.
    Did you know chickens get worms from eating earthworms, etc? ....

    This is a quote from a Florida Extension Service article.

    The chickens pick up the parasite eggs directly by ingesting contaminated feed, water, or litter or by eating snails, earthworms, or other insects (intermediate hosts) which can carry the eggs. Further down it mentions earthworms and grasshoppers as intermediate hosts for roundworms.

    Just for the record, here's a link to the article. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM015

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    you keep your chickens in solitary confinement, away from earthworms, insects, and wild birds, there is a great chance they have worms. The contaminated feed, water, and litter means that it has bird droppings in it, like when an infected bird perchs above a feeder or a wild bird leaves a deposit in the run.

    Some worm prevention methods:

    Keeping the grounds dry and clean. Use pine shavings (not chips) instead of hay, put down sand instead of letting them be on bare soil. These methods dry out the ground and worm eggs and bacteria have a harder time existing in those conditions. They keep the birds' area more hygienic and thus more clean smelling. It's WAY easier to clean, too!

    For treats like scratch, use in the bedding instead of the ground. They'll fluff up and aerate the bedding for you, have less access to droppings and shed parasite eggs, and will dry the bedding as well.
     
  6. Suzannah

    Suzannah Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a natural wormer for chickens? I still would rather not worm with chemicals.
     
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:NOPE !

    DE is natural and serves as a preventative measure - - -
    but the birds can still get worms and will need to be treated with CHEMICALS.

    You only have 2 birds - - -if you are not free ranging them and you keep them caged and they aren't on the ground - - then you probably won't have to worry about worming.
     
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  8. dawg53

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    Quote:There are preventatives, but not treatments. Preventatives would be crushed garlic, crushed or ground up pumpkin seeds, cayenne pepper. Dont ask me dosages because I dont use that stuff. My understanding is that a large quantity of it must be used to be effective as a preventative...I wont waste my time nor money on them. I use the real wormers to kill worms before they kill my chickens. If your worried about losing eggs, use eprinex...no egg withdrawal.
     
  9. rancher hicks

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    Where can I get Eprinex.

    If I use the Wazine 17 will this leave a residual in my birds and eggs? The label says not to use for chickens raised for eggs. Does this make sense?
     
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    Quote:Jeffers livestock.com has eprinex in the 250ml bottle. Pick up some valbazen while your at it...great stuff! The withdrawal period is 14 days for wazine. It also says at the bottom of the bottle not to medicate prior to slaughter within 14 days...that means after 14 days you can slaughter your chickens and theyre safe to eat....if you can eat the chicken after 14 days, you can eat the eggs after 14 days as well. Hope that helps and good luck.
     
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