1. eggsbennie

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    I just wormed my laying hens for the first time this morning with wormout tablets. My vet suggested I withhold eggs for 7 days. Couple of my hens have laid within 20 minutes after giving them their tablet. Should I withhold all of today's eggs? Or start withholding from tomorrow? (Sorry silly question...first time chicken owner)
     
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure the eggs you collected today won't have a residual from Oxfendazole and Praziquantel. Most of them were probably laid this morning. Is it the Vetafarm brand you used? How much did you dose each bird, and what age/breed are they?
     
  3. eggsbennie

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    I have RIR and a few mixed breed. Larger birds got 2 tablets smaller ones got 1 tablet. All are different ages. Yes it's the vetafarm brand.
     
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Good. There's another brand of Wormout I am unfamiliar with besides Vetafarm's. The problem I've found with most tablet/capsule dewormers is the size of the tab. Wormout tabs are a good size. I have some Trifen Avicola tabs (Albendazole) and they are quite large for a Leghorn hen. You'll be dosing again 10 days after the first?
     
  5. eggsbennie

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    Hmmm when I spoke to the vet and told her there are worms present in the poop and asked her when I should re-treat she said to dose again in 8 weeks? Maybe I should dose earlier?
     
  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Follow the label. If your vet says 8 weeks, do it in 8 weeks. It states here at 6 weeks, but unless you see evidence of worms, I'm sure 8 is fine:
    http://www.jedds.com/-strse-956/PIGEON-WORMOUT-TABLETS-(Vetafarm)/Detail.bok
     
  7. eggsbennie

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    Thanks for your help. I'm still new to all this. Unfortunately I have no label as my vet sells them per tablet [​IMG] I will be ordering my next lot of wormers online as I found them cheaper to buy a whole bottle.

    I guess there will be no eggs for breakfast for the next 7 days [​IMG]
     
  8. Michael Apple

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    You're welcome. Normally, those of us who worm with Valbazen ( Albendazole) or Safe-guard (Fenbendazole) don't eat eggs for 2 weeks after the last dose. I never used to wait that long, and ate eggs a week later without any noticeable difference in taste and texture of eggs. I'll try to find that information on withdrawal again.
     
  9. Eggcessive

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