Worms after dewormimg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sharwig, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Sharwig

    Sharwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need some help. I'm in Idaho and new to chickens. In Dec we treated our hens with dewormer (pellets mixed with food). Have an appx 1.5 y.o. Barred Rock hen. She's been molting and upon inspection of a recent poop found small white worms moving around. Is this normal? She's starting to look better but I'm worried. Do I need to retreat the whole flock? I know dewormer should be used sparingly...
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    All wormers are a two dose process. The worm eggs won't be affected by the first dose so in 10 days to 2 weeks a second dose is required to expel those worms that hatched and before they themselves propagate.

    Depending on wormer used there is a egg withdrawl time. Period of time you shouldn't eat the eggs. Basically your near a month of no eggs with the two doses.
     
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