1. vboro farm girl

    vboro farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed the other day that one of my birds had a large amount of worms in its poo I don't know which one it was but I have started treating with diatomacious earth the food grade and apple cider vinegar because I read it was a natural dewormer ... my question is are the eggs safe for consumption or should I discard them and should I be giving them something else for the worms I don't really like the idea giving them medics but if they absolutely have to have it then I need to know what and exactly how much
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy vboro farm girl

    I use ACV in my gals’ water but please note, it only acts as a deterrent by reportedly maintaining a good pH balance and making it a little uncomfortable for the worms to live in.

    However, it is not an actual wormer and while there are lots of non chemical deterrents, I personally believe that if you are seeing worms in their poop you need to bring out the big guns and worm the whole flock with a commercial wormer.

    I believe the eggs are fine to eat even if your gals have worms but once you are treating them with a commercial wormer, depending on which one you use, it should tell you the withholding period on eggs.

    Unfortunately, living in Aus, I am not able to recommend a wormer which you may have access to.
     
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  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to say that ACV and Diatimacious Earth are useless in treating a worm infestation...any chicken that is pooping worms has a very heavy overload of worms...you will need to use a product such as safeguard de-wormer for goats or a pea sized amount of panacur de-wormer ( used for horses )...after the initial dose...you should re-treat in 14 days...discard ALL eggs for the duratiion..28 days in total...do not ever feed the eggs back to the chickens as it will give them a further dose of the de-wormer...
     
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  4. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto....ACV and DE will not get rid of worm infestation.

    Safeguard goat wormer liquid- .5cc orally for standard sized chicken, repeat in 10 days. Eggs are discarded until 14 days after last treatment.
    Valbazen- same as above, same withdrawl for eggs. (there is actually a formula by weight: weight lbs/2.2 x 20mg/113.6....works out to .48ml for a 6 lb bird)
    Safeguard paste or panacur paste- pea sized, repeat as above, same withdrawl for eggs.

    Safeguard (fenbendazole) and Valbazen (albendazole) kill most all types of worms with a few exceptions.
    You don't ID what kind of worms, so this is general info.

    Dawg53 has many posts on worms and worming that are worth looking for.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Google poultry roundworms and let us know if that's what you saw.

    -Kathy
     

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