Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby tishie11 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:12 pm

I just use the instructions on here earlier on the first page I think - it depends on how many chooks you have. Its quite hard mixing the 25kg feed with the Flubenol I found - I had to use a big stick and its hard work!
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Aroz26 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:04 pm

Good to know :D Maybe if I ration it out in daily portions it might be easier to mix. Unless I just convince one of the males in our household to do it for me :lol:
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby cheryl » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:32 pm

tishie11 wrote:Hi guys its me that has the Flubenol on Sella! I had to buy the big container and I still have some left. Originally had it on TM but was told to take it off as don't think its supposed to be sold in a broken down form and not by a vet. I didn't realise that then! But I give copies of the label and instruction sheet that comes with it. So if anyone wants some I can help.
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Yes please :) I've been to the vets and they can only buy in 600g at a time. I have 7 chooks so 5g would give them a good 7 day dose. If you can spare 10g I will save the second dose for next time. I have Aviverm but with 36 eggs in the last week (from 6 laying) I would rather save the Aviverm until production drops off when they moult. Let me know what to do with regards to payment, giving address etc. :) :) :)
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Aroz26 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:28 pm

That Flubenol was awesome, Thanks Trish! :D I noticed an improvement in their droppings after the first few days. Such a relief not to have to wake up to watery runny chicken poos all over my deck haha
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby sude » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:49 pm

I agree. I measure out 12.5 kg of pellets and 7.5gram of flubenol put it in a large container with a sealed lid. Then I rolled it around the house for a while end for end sometimes then divided it between my to lots of layers and the roosters they ate it all up over seven days. Piece of cake.
Also got my first stats for egg production too. :lol:
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby tishie11 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Why didn't I think of that! -rolling the container around instead of straining my arm trying to stir the mix! Anyway I'm glad the Flubenol worked Aroha.
Chery can you PM me? I tried and got all the quoted text as well!
I still have some Flubenol left but not a lot.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby trishandrews » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:45 am

I Purchased Flubenol freom my vet - Vet Ent in Ashburton - no probs, they got it in for me from another vet in Christchurch I think, I also have other things like Tetravet which is a good broad spectrum antibiotic, Aviverm, and also the wormer Ivermectin (we had to sign a special form to get this), easy toa dminister to the top of their necks at night while they are on their perches.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby maree1 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:44 am

Thankyou for this helpful info regarding worming chooks. Something I`v been meaning to do for my 3 shavers since they were given to me a couple of months ago, but sadly, it might be too late for one. Actually have tried 3 vets to get Aviverm with no luck & frankly no help from them either, but as chooks seemed healthy, it wasnt a priority. Now one has gone off the lay in the last week, & in the last couple of days very lightweight, pale comb, listless & now runny,watery, greenish looking poo. Today separated her from other 2 & she was eating reasonably well - made up a nice mix of goodies for her. Of course now it is 2 holidays so will be end of week before it would arrive if I bought it online.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby JulieC » Fri May 03, 2013 10:45 pm

I bought 2 hens off Trade Me this week from an organic farm. One of them laid today - how exciting, and one is infested with little white worms around her Cloaca. (See I have learnt a new word!!) Talk about baptism by fire.
Thank you for all of the helpful info in this feed, I have read all 6 pages of it and will be off to the vet tomorrow. Some people mention pumpkin seeds. Is this what you buy at the supermarket in the packets - the little hard green ones, or what comes directly from the pumpkin that I had for tea?
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Fri May 03, 2013 11:49 pm

Hi Julie,

what a shocker to find worms. Hat off - you've done really well to have a look.

Yes, the pumpkin seeds are the green ones from the bulk food department at the supermarket. They mainly are a preventative and with a visible infestation I would not rely on them. I think you need the big guns to initially get rid of the worms.

Some feed supply stores stock wormers like Aviverm. I'd ring the local ones as it will be a lot cheaper to get the medication from them than going to a vet who quite possibly wants to see the chook and will charge a consultation fee on top of the medication.

I'd treat them as per label and possibly repeat once as your chooks must be full of the worms and shedding eggs which will already have infested your soil. After a couple of chemical treatments I'd continue with pumpkin seeds weekly, 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped per chook mixed in with their feed. Aviverm has a 2 week withholding period for eggs, pumpkin seeds don't.

Just thinking of this makes me so angry that this seller didn't treat their chooks before they go to their new home. Things like this put people off keeping poultry. By all means treat both your chooks.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby JulieC » Sat May 04, 2013 10:13 am

Thank you for your reply. This person from Hastings sells regularly on TM, selling her organic chooks. I suppose this is the dilemma of trying to do things naturally, which seems to produce dubious results. After reading all of the info on PC I am thinking that they may also have the scaley leg mite but would need to see a pic somewhere so I'll keep looking on line. I wish there was an easy way to upload photos onto this site. I'm off to spend my Saturday finding Frontline and anything else I can source.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Sat May 04, 2013 12:53 pm

Here is a pic of a bird with scaly leg mite. The infestation isn't serious yet - it's just the start.

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It is possible to keep chooks only using organic methods. I did this for 15 years but the organic feed became so much more expensive and with my ever expanding flock it was just not affordable.

All parasites and pests can be dealt with organically but pumpkin seeds and Diatom are expensive. It's ok for a few backyard birds but if someone has a huge flock the chemicals are easier and more economical to apply.

Also the management has to be different - lower stocking rates and an emphasis on prevention.

It's really awful to read about the problems you got - not the best start to chicken keeping. But I hope that your chooks will come right in time and that you'll be able to enjoy them.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby JulieC » Sat May 04, 2013 8:09 pm

Today I have done Avirol Syrup in the drink water, pumpkins seeds with the grain, garlic in the milk with some bread, Frontline on the back.
Did I mention the surgical glove on and squashing the little worms bewteen my fingers!!!
The lesson so far is don't do chooks to get cheap eggs!
We are Ok thanks to the great advice on PC. Thank you so much. I'm now going to try and get this photo uploading to work. Thanks for the photo od scaly leg mite.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby seatil » Sun May 05, 2013 8:18 am

If you've an Indian grocery store with bulk bins locally, try them for pumpkin seeds. They can be significantly cheaper than the supermarket for some stuff.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Sun May 05, 2013 7:24 pm

[quote="JulieC"
Did I mention the surgical glove on and squashing the little worms between my fingers!!!
The lesson so far is don't do chooks to get cheap eggs!
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Yuck - what an experience. Have you told the seller?

In regard to cheap eggs: it is very rare that someone has as much trouble as you have. Almost always this happens when people buy end-of-lay hens to do something good. End-of-lay hens have spent most of their useful laying life laying for somebody else while being fed the absolute minimum to produce the maximum number of eggs. They are exhausted and have given their all.

Most chooks are healthy and free from parasites and a POL Shaver or Hyline pullet which costs $20 to buy from a pullet rearer will have returned this amount of money in eggs after 3 months if you don't factor in the housing.

I hope your chooks will come right. Keeping chickens can be one of the most rewarding things you've ever done :D
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