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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tsbonin, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. tsbonin

    tsbonin In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2010
    Have a 2 yr old hen I thought was egg bound. After isolation and further checking found small white worms in poop. She was eating some at the time of isolation and before worm treatment. I treated entire flock with Wazine. No other birds are acting lethargic or sick, just this one hen. I gave her two dropper fulls of the treated water to be sure she was dosed with wormer. She does not stand up, eat, but acts like she wants to drink water but has not. She just sits and looks listless. Any ideas how to get her strength back up after being wormy?

  2. rungirl

    rungirl Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    I don't think two droppers of treated water are enough if you're actually seeing the worms in her poop. If she's that heavily infested I would treat her with a direct dose of Safeguard drench (it labeled for goats). Give her 1/2 cc in a small syringe right down her throat. Give her a second dose in 7-10 days. Throw away any eggs for 24 days from the first treatment.
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Small white worms could be cecal worms. Wazine only gets rid of large roundworms, not cecal worms. I highly recommend you follow 'Rungirl's' recommendation using the safeguard liquid goat wormer...worm all your chickens.

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