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Worms???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AJ666, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. AJ666

    AJ666 Songster

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    IN a book I have on chickens called Storeys guide to raising chickens, it says that a worm called a gape worm that invades the windpipe. Signs are: coughing gasping and head shaking (in an attempt to dislodge the worm) my chickens are all shaking their heads about ever fifteen seconds. No coughing or gaspins, but I am still worried. What do you think it is???
     
  2. midget_farms

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    It is really inexpensive to worm a chicken. Just add some wormer to their water. It can be found at any farm supply store. They may not have it - but it won't hurt.

    Wild birds transmit them to chickens.
     
  3. oliviad51

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    It is really inexpensive to worm a chicken. Just add some wormer to their water. It can be found at any farm supply store. They may not have it - but it won't hurt.

    Wild birds transmit them to chickens.

    I agree. I use Wazine..I use it sometimes to prevent worms.​
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Wazine (piperazine) only works on roundworms. It is completely ineffective on gapeworm, tapeworm, capillaria and numerous other internal parasites. I recommend that you ask that this thread be moved to the emergency section--worming is discussed there fairly frequently.
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/202800.htm
     

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