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Wormy Hen??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kyfreeman, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Kyfreeman

    Kyfreeman Hatching

    Apr 14, 2012
    Leipers Fork, TN
    16 of my 17 hens are not laying eggs and haven't been for a month. Some are molting so I thought that might be the issue. I also introduced a Roo about 2 mos ago and thought that might the issue. AND I recent move them all into a new much larger coop and run.

    All these things made me not think too much about no eggs due to stress. HOWEVER I saw one hen very letharic and her comb was a dull color so I thought it might be worms. I put 2 tsp of Wazine 17 in 2 gallon of water on Monday and fed that to all my hens/Roo.

    Yesterday I saw the sickly looking one, poop and there was "live" round worms in her poo. So I have at least one wormy hen. After reading different threads I am totally confused. I don't think I put enough Wazine 17 in the water to be effective. The threads vary but I get that I should have added 2oz per gallon. Is that correct. Can I retreat with the correct dosage today? Then do I need to retreat? If so when 4 dyas or 10 days which is correct?

    ALSO. I know the Wazine only rids me of the round worms. Do I also need to treat with Ivermectin? I have some that is cattle injectable that I use as a heartworm prevention on my dogs (1cc per 10lbs) but I do not know the doseage for chickens and I assume I just put it in a syringe and put it down their throats.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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