worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mamav, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. mamav

    mamav New Egg

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    I have 8 birds of 4 different breeds. Of those 8 only my 2 buffs seem to be affected. They have a ring of bare skin around their necks and I don't know if their poo is watery or not. It's loose but not any worse than I've ever seen. I'm worried. And if it's worms we don't have a vet anywhere around that takes care of chickens. SO what do I do if it is worms. How can I treat them?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    De-worm with Safeguard/Panacur, liquid or paste (fenbendazole) or Valbazen (albendazole) by mouth and repeat in ten days. You should also dust for mites/lice with poultry dust.
     
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  3. mamav

    mamav New Egg

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    Thank you so much! I already use DE in their coop and run, Today I put a nesting box aside and put DE in it for them to give themselves dust baths. I will buy the RX you mentioned. Thank you.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I tried DE and it didn't work for me, so now I use poultry dust for the birds and Sevin spray for the coops.

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  5. mamav

    mamav New Egg

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    Ok...I've seen that at our local Tractor Supply store. Again, thank you , very helpful. I also read about 2 natural methods. 12 cloves of garlic overnight in 1 cup of water. Add to 8 gallon waterer. Or 2% apple cider vinegar to their water.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    As much as I like the idea of "all natural", I wouldn't want to risk the life of a bird doing it.
     
  7. dawg53

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    If your birds have worms, your natural methods ie...12 cloves of garlic and ACV will fail you and your birds. I recommend that you follow Casportpony's advice.
     
  8. mamav

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    Ok thanks again. I'll pick it up today.
     

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