worming

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BetsyB3, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. BetsyB3

    BetsyB3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I be worming my chickens twice a year? My neighbor does, but I never have... just wondering.
     
  2. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is always a good idea to run a fecal to show you what perasites you are dealing with. However, that is very unrealistic for most that is why a lot of people just go a head and deworm on a set schedule.

    A topical ivermectin would be ideal. I've never been able to find out a dosage for poultry. Most of my friends just say 4 drops for bantam and 6 drops for large foul. I'm not sure how many mg of active ingredient/lb. If anybody has this info., I'd love to know.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Like freerange said, it's best to get a fecal done first if at all possible.
    I chose to use the valbazen. Here's a thread where we discussed the valbazen:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=125346

    I liked the results I got and plan to make a once-a-year worming part of my chicken management.
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    I simply use wormguard plus broad spectrum added to my feed. It's all natural, and I've been using it for years, with fecal samples showing nothing observed with my free range flock.

    Here is the link. I never advise anything, unless it's hands on experience. http://www.theholistichorse.com/

    bigzio
     

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