WORMS what do I use

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickNanny13, May 3, 2017.

  1. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just found a bunch of these "long, thin, white strings" in a poop, assuming they're some kind of worm. I have 5 hens (13 months) & don't know who pooped these. What do I use to get rid of these? Would have to worm all since I don't know who.

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  2. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those appear to be roundworms.
    Here is a link to some common wormers, so you can look to see what your feed/supply store carries. Wormers start on page 3 : https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...fungals-coccidiostats-and-wormers-preliminary
    Wazine also works for roundworms, but that looks like the bird is probably carrying a pretty heavy load of worms and wazine will kill them all at once, which could overwhelm the birds system. Also Wazine is mixed in the water, not direct dose, so you have to assume they got enough. Direct dose you know they got the correct amount. I would not use wazine as a 1st time wormer. Since you have never wormed before, I would use one of the others listed in the link. They kill slower and do not run as much risk of overwhelming the bird. You will need to do two doses 10 days apart. Recommended egg withdrawl is from the 1st dose until 14 days after the 2nd dose (specific dose will depend on which med you get, you can find the dosages on this forum with a search). I would worm them all, as the worm eggs are shed in the droppings, even when you don't see the worms. The worm eggs are now in the environment, and they have all been exposed. You will likely have a recurrence because of this, so a good idea to get them on a regular schedule of worming. Worm eggs can survive in the soil for a long time. How often will be determined by the worm load in your environment. Every 6 months may be enough, you will have to see. If you have a vet that will do a fecal float test, you can check a few months down the road to see if any are showing up in the droppings again.
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    THANK YOU! Went to the feed store, was given Wazine to use but clerk didn't know how long to dose the birds. These are the same "round" worms that dogs get? I have a dog but the hens are confined to their run. Will be looking into treating the ground, I could be tracking it all over the yard, yuck. Have a friend that's experienced with chickens, she says she has a "herbal" treatment but I want INSTANT KILL [​IMG] How would they have gotten it? Thought I was keeping their environment clean but guess not enough [​IMG]

    Again thank you for the link.
     
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    FrenchFry Out Of The Brooder

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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for the links....Answered my questions, glad to know my dog is "safe". Taking coach723 advice and going with Valbazen, thank goodness I have only 5, ha ha
     

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