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WORMS???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by emilyweck, May 4, 2009.

  1. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you prevent worms. What is Invermectin? (SP??) I saw it at the feed store and it was in horse/pig doses. Can we use a tiny bit of that? How do you administer it? Thanks for your help. I just want healthy chickens!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    There are lots of ways to approach the problem of worms.
    Some folks never worm. Others worm only after a positive fecal float from a vet. Some folks use only natural and/or herbal worm treatments.
    I have decided for my flock to worm once a year. I use valbazen, which is another cattle/sheep wormer. I chose it over ivermectin because for me the method of administering it (oral vs. on the skin) was easier.
     
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  3. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help! Yeah, don't think I'll do invermectin.
     

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