Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:19 am

I've had hens who did runny poos like you describe for ages and then it somehow went back to normal again without me doing anything in particular. I've done my dash of separating them, giving them special food etc. many moons ago but have come to the conclusion that they either make it through or not. Basics like mites and lice are something I check for regularly and if one can't walk I take her out for her own protection.

If they get sick and then stay stable they often recover. If they continue to go downhill after I noticed something's not right chances for a recovery are slim. So if Penny is hanging in there and still eats she may well recover.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby boof11 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:40 pm

Hi Marina,

Penny is still hanging in there and seems no worse, but no better either.
My last resort has been to buy a couple of tubs of Symbio yoghurt (Natural, unsweetened probiotic) and I've syringed a ml into her for the past 2 days to try and "re set" her gut lol.
She's still quite social, walking around and eating although not as much as the others. She had trouble getting down from the box this morning, just stood there teetering on the edge, so I lifted her down and off she tottered lol. I noticed she is not jumping into the vege boxes so may be a bit weak. She doesnt seem to be in discomfort or pain tho :D
I've taken your advice on board that if she is going to go, then at least I know I've done everything I can for her :D

She may be actually be closer to 5yrs old or more - Im not sure how old she was when I got her as it wasn't straight from the battery farm.

Thanx for your reassurances.

Cheers, Juls
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby spread » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:28 pm

Hi. Does anyone in Tauranga (or surrounding area) have some Ivomec I can buy. I only have 2 hens so require a small amount. I would like to drench them for worms and heard that Ivomec helps treat scaly leg also.
Thanks
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:09 pm

Did you see worms? They are wriggly things in your chooks' poos and you do see them if there is an infestation.

As a worm preventative you could give chopped up pumpkin seeds (the green ones from the bulk food section in the supermarket).
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby KBSBchookerynook » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:39 am

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to get hold of some flubenol? I looked it up on the internet and the supplier sells it in 600g lots.
I haven't contacted them to see how much it would cost. Does anyone know please? Reason I'm asking is I think maybe a few of my hens have gapeworm and aviverm not effective against this. Thanks, K
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby seatil » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:45 am

Your local vets should be able to order in 600g tubs of flubenol. Ask them how much one would be. No consultation required.

My memory is *very* hazy on price (it's coming up with $60, but could be confusing it with something else, and of course, your vet may charge differently). The tub we got had a three year expiry date on it.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Kracka » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:03 am

I bought a 600g container directly from Nutritech back in Nov 2013 - it cost $148.64, that probably included courier charge (if there was one)
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby cheryl » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:47 am

spread wrote:Hi. Does anyone in Tauranga (or surrounding area) have some Ivomec I can buy. I only have 2 hens so require a small amount. I would like to drench them for worms and heard that Ivomec helps treat scaly leg also.
Thanks


I live in Whakatane and I have some. You're welcome to take some but as I was given it by a farmer friend decanted into a small container I am not sure of the expiry. I could try and get some more. Otherwise, for worm preventation Suncroft poultry sell 15g of Flubenol for $10 including postage. That would be enough to dose your two a few times as it medicates 25kg of feed. For mites you can get mite powder/DE that you sprinkle over them and for scaly leg mite I use Rawleigh's salve (the yellow tin). It requires a few follow up treatments but I've found it to be really effective. You can use just Vaseline if you've got some lying around but I've found the Rawleigh's to work better and it goes a long way - I'm still on the first tin.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby cheryl » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:50 am

KBSBchookerynook wrote:Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to get hold of some flubenol? I looked it up on the internet and the supplier sells it in 600g lots.
I haven't contacted them to see how much it would cost. Does anyone know please? Reason I'm asking is I think maybe a few of my hens have gapeworm and aviverm not effective against this. Thanks, K


I haven't bought from them but I see that Suncroft Poultry (look at the nipple drinkers thread for link) are selling 15g for $9 + $1 postage. A cheaper option if you're only looking to dose a few.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Chookhen » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:33 am

Does anyone know if a purple tipped comb is a symptom?
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