worms?

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jillychick
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worms?

Post by jillychick » 23 Jan 2014, 11:44

I am a bit late worming my hens as one of them has been under the weather. Yesterday while cleaning them out I noticed one of the poos had a quite large dead round worm in it, so they are obviously infected. They were last wormed in early September when the 3 new hens had settled down. I was hopeing every 4 months was enough as every 3 seems a bit extreme? As I know that they are infected is it a good idea to up the dose of flubenvet a bit or give it them for a few extra days? Is this safe to do? Thanks
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Re: worms?

Post by kated » 23 Jan 2014, 11:47

Yes, it is safe to feed them for a longer period on it - just make sure that the only feed they can have is the dosed one.

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Re: worms?

Post by drfish » 23 Jan 2014, 12:38

I've pulled it back to 3 months treatments now, mainly for the ducks as I lost one to worms last year (ducks can have more complications from worms).
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