worms

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by flossie653, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. flossie653

    flossie653 In the Brooder

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    So tractor supply stopped selling the wormer. I dont know if that is why my one hen has no crop at all and is eating well. where and what should I buy to worm my flock?
     
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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    First of all, there's really no need to treat for worms if there aren't any. I understand that many flock keepers worm on a regular schedule, but that can be counterproductive over the long term, making the worming meds less effective.

    A much better practice, in my experience and opinion would be to collect a random flock poop sample on a regular basis and have your vet run a fecal float test. Then treat for whatever worms the test reveals. The vet can sell you whatever meds you'll need or you can get them online here. https://pet-healthcare.revivalanimal.com/search?w=Safeguard, Wazine
     
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    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Are you saying your hen is eating but her crop is never full?
     
  4. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Free Ranging

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    You can buy the wormer here.
    https://www.jefferspet.com/categories/safeguard-dewormer
    Weigh your chickens and give each one .25ml/lb orally or in a piece of bread or food. SafeGuard doesn't stay suspended in water very well, so it's not recommended to add it to their water.

    Double check the dosage/pound, just in case I'm not remembering it correctly.
     
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  5. flossie653

    flossie653 In the Brooder

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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    You can buy it amazon for bit less
     
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