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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coopsgirl, Jan 6, 2009.
do you have toworm? and what is the how and what factor? thanks
I recently inquired about this myself and what I learned is no you don't! If you think your hen has worms then bring a stool sample to your local vet. They can easily determine weather or not they have them or not. Treating birds can be dangerous for the chicken and for you if you eat the eggs so you want to make sure it is necessary fist of all and that you then use something safe.
Also lots of people recommended to me just simply incorporating crushed pumpkins seeds (natural ones that are green) to their diet to ward off worms. Hope this helps some!
PS I was so concerned about mine only to find out that what I thought looked like worms was actually normal poop!
I worm my chickens twice a year weither they need that or not. If you have rats around it is a good idea to worm. I use Ivomec and it works really good. You do not need to eat the eggs for atleast 2 weeks after you worm them.
I think Ivermectin is TOO strong for chickens.
It takes them sooo long to get the flora in their
guts going again, they just get thrown off.
I worm with Wazine, twice in a weeks time,
let it go and give plenty of yogurt afterwards.
Quote:I have wormed with Wazine and have had no results. I now use Ivomec and it does the trick, and my birds have no ill affects from it.
Has anyone used pyrantel pamoate (Safe-guard) for their chickens? Dosage?
Quote:I have used the safe-guard. You just put a bb size portion on the tip of your finger and put it in the mouth. It works really well also.
Safeguard (sold by vets as Panacur) is fenbendazole. I recently used it to worm my 6 hens. I live in a very dry area without much worry about worms. But the pullets came from a guy who kept them in a well used dog run, with dogs right next to the chickens.
I bought the small bottle of liquid goat wormer (Safeguard) for around $15. And I used 1 ml per 1 liter of water for 5 days. My hens had no ill effects. We didn't eat the eggs for 2 weeks after the last dose.
Can anyone give a dosage for Ivomec. I also heard there was something topical you could order. The only thing I found about that was in England I believe and didn't ship to the US. Any info would be appreciated.
Quote:I use Ivomec Eprinex. It is topical, and I put it on the back right below the neck.