Worms- deadly?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 77horses, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    OK so after I found out that our Red Star pullets/hens have what seems to be roundworms, I have been really worried; especially because Cinnamon, my beloved Red Star pullet, has them. [​IMG] We are currently looking to buy DE or something, but I have no idea how long my poor girl has had the nasty worms. [​IMG]
    Are roundworms deadly? Can they actually kill a chicken? If so, how long does it take? I'm afraid that something might happen to Cinnamon if she has had them for a long time. [​IMG]

    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (1 first I would wonder how you know they are wormy?
    (2 i would go to the feed store and buy wazine or pepperzine for round worms
    (3 yes chickens can be hatched with round worms as the adults are wormy
    (4 try and do this worming now don't put it off
    You have to use chemical wormer to do this
    (A the chickens body is full of the worms in the gut but first you have to
    (B kill the worm larvea in the blood stream
    (C then the body will need the food grade DE to knick the adult worms in the gut
    they then degydrate and die and the chickens body uses the worms for protein

    so do as I tell you and get the worming situation under control

    (5 how did you know they have round worms?

    you can email me PM for further help
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:Thanks! But I looked up wazine and it said that it is " NOT for eggs that are used for human consumption".(this was underlined and in red letters)
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Thanks! But I looked up wazine and it said that it is " NOT for eggs that are used for human consumption".(this was underlined and in red letters)

    Yes, that's why the other poster recommended not using the eggs for a 2 week withdrawal period. Toss any eggs laid during that time, and you should be fine.
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    OK thanks.
    Instead of wasting the eggs, can we make them into scrambled eggs and feed them to our chickens? Or would that be adding to their Wazine intake?
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:That would be adding to their intake. Just toss them out.
     
  8. big red chicken

    big red chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how would i know if my chickens have worms?
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Sometimes they can be seen in the poo, but the best way is to have a poo sample tested.
     

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