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Worming your Chickens There is always many many questions about worming Chickens from those new to the hobby, so we thought we would provide some advice and facts about the topic. What do you use to worm your chickens? The only licensed chicken wormer is called Flubenvet.  This comes in three forms; 1. Pre-mixed in layers pellets, eg.  Marriages poultry feed. 2. A 60g tub of 1% medicated mixture. This costs approx £25/tub and will treat 20Kg of feed. 3. A 240g tub of 2.5% medicated mixture. This costs approx £90/tub and will treat 200Kg of feed. The Flubenvet medicated mixture  ( 2 & 3 above ) is mixed with layers pellets by mixing with layers pellets at he ratios specified above and using some vegetable oil to help the powder to stick to the pellets.  Once mixed with the pellets, or purchased ready mixed, the feed must be fed to your chickens for 7 consecutive days and no other food given during that time. With Flubenvet, no egg withdrawal is required, so you can continue to eat the eggs during the worming period. Many people feed their chickens with Vermex either regularly or specifically to worm them.  Vermex is sold as a natural gut conditioner and NOT as a wormer, there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about this.  For those of you wishing to use natural organic products and not pharmaceutical products, this is an available option to you, but as far as we know there are no scientific trials to prove its effectiveness. Ivermectin (Panomec and many other brands) is for the control of internal and external parasites in Cattle, Sheep and Pigs by injection.  For Poultry small drop/s of a 1% solution can be used on their skin, much like you would worm a cat or dog.  This is treatment is hazardous to the health to certain animals such as some breeds of dogs.  It will treat most types of common worms, northern fowl mite, scaly leg mite and some lice. ts is not licensed for Chickens and so eggs and meat from your chickens must not be eaten during treatment.  It is a Prescription only Medicine but can be purchased over the counter from us under the small animals exemption scheme. Panacur is commonly used for Pigs, Cattle, horses etc.  Can be used to worm your chickens but seek specialist VET advise first. How often do you need to Worm your Chickens Current thinking is that you should worm your chickens twice a year.  If you have a large number of chickens using the same ground consistently, you may wish to do this more often.  If you are worried about the over use of medicines, or you have just a few chickens free ranging over a large area, you may wish to do this less often.  If you think you have an infestation of worms in your chickens, when you worm them you will not kill the parasites in the ground and the chickens may become re-infested again quite quickly, so re-treatment may be necessary to break the reproductive cycle of the parasites.  When to Worm your Chickens During low temperatures and exposed sunlight. worm eggs don’t mature, so the ideal time to worm your chickens is during a nice frosty couple of weeks.  So Autumn or a mild Winter is an ideal time. Ivermectin can be purchased from Chartley Chucks and we recommend its use every 6 months
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Worming your Chickens There is always many many questions about worming Chickens from those new to the hobby, so we thought we would provide some advice and facts about the topic. What do you use to worm your chickens? The only licensed chicken wormer is called Flubenvet.  This comes in three forms; 1. Pre-mixed in layers pellets, eg.  Marriages poultry feed. 2. A 60g tub of 1% medicated mixture. This costs approx £25/tub and will treat 20Kg of feed. 3. A 240g tub of 2.5% medicated mixture. This costs approx £90/tub and will treat 200Kg of feed. The Flubenvet medicated mixture  ( 2 & 3 above ) is mixed with layers pellets by mixing with layers pellets at he ratios specified above and using some vegetable oil to help the powder to stick to the pellets.  Once mixed with the pellets, or purchased ready mixed, the feed must be fed to your chickens for 7 consecutive days and no other food given during that time. With Flubenvet, no egg withdrawal is required, so you can continue to eat the eggs during the worming period. Many people feed their chickens with Vermex either regularly or specifically to worm them.  Vermex is sold as a natural gut conditioner and NOT as a wormer, there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about this.  For those of you wishing to use natural organic products and not pharmaceutical products, this is an available option to you, but as far as we know there are no scientific trials to prove its effectiveness. Ivermectin (Panomec and many other brands) is for the control of internal and external parasites in Cattle, Sheep and Pigs by injection.  For Poultry small drop/s of a 1% solution can be used on their skin, much like you would worm a cat or dog.  This is treatment is hazardous to the health to certain animals such as some breeds of dogs.  It will treat most types of common worms, northern fowl mite, scaly leg mite and some lice. ts is not licensed for Chickens and so eggs and meat from your chickens must not be eaten during treatment.  It is a Prescription only Medicine but can be purchased over the counter from us under the small animals exemption scheme. Panacur is commonly used for Pigs, Cattle, horses etc.  Can be used to worm your chickens but seek specialist VET advise first. How often do you need to Worm your Chickens Current thinking is that you should worm your chickens twice a year.  If you have a large number of chickens using the same ground consistently, you may wish to do this more often.  If you are worried about the over use of medicines, or you have just a few chickens free ranging over a large area, you may wish to do this less often.  If you think you have an infestation of worms in your chickens, when you worm them you will not kill the parasites in the ground and the chickens may become re-infested again quite quickly, so re-treatment may be necessary to break the reproductive cycle of the parasites.  When to Worm your Chickens During low temperatures and exposed sunlight. worm eggs don’t mature, so the ideal time to worm your chickens is during a nice frosty couple of weeks.  So Autumn or a mild Winter is an ideal time. Ivermectin can be purchased from Chartley Chucks and we recommend its use every 6 months
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