yuck, roundworms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fishingmate, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. fishingmate

    fishingmate New Egg

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    i have about 40 laying chickens which free range. i just found a round worm in the feces this morning and have no idea from which hen it came. i have ivermectin and valbendazole, but would like some idea on how to worm a large group of chickens more easily than having to handle each one and dose it individually. thanks...
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Roundworms can be treated quickly and easily by using Wazine in their water. I believe the course of treatment is two days.
     
  3. fishingmate

    fishingmate New Egg

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    great info...thanks.
     
  4. ladyearth

    ladyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah but I read on tis forum it is not for egg laying chickens....Wazine
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    It's not legally labeled, no. But neither are any of the other wormers or medications frequently used in poultry, including a goodly amount my vet has prescribed me herself (Wazine among them, though that was a recommendation, not a prescription). It's quite safe, though a two to three egg withdrawal period is recommended so we humans don't accidentally ingest any unnecessary substances.
     

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