Dosages of the Good Stuff… for Chickens with Parasites, TBN Ranch

  • When you Need Real Help with a Parasite Treatment
  • Warning: Don’t read if you’re into all that natural stuff.
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Use this information at your own risk, we are not medical professionals.

Natural remedies just don’t cut it in many cases, tried them all and found them to be only minimally successful. If you have a real problem sometimes you just have to get out the big guns so to speak and use what works… drugs, chemicals, and whatever, as far as I’m concerned. I want fast, effective, and what’s readily available at most feed stores and/or online. Problem is how to use these products, because as you may already know, there’s not much information on dosages for chickens. It’s pretty much a guessing game. Also, good luck finding a veterinarian who knows.. or even has a slight clue about treating chickens. So, we do what we can to help our flocks, then we share information that may be helpful to other chicken keepers. Here’s my story to share…

MAJOR Feather Loss and the Use of Ivermectin

I spent two days looking for help on the dosage for Ivermectin to treat my flock for some sort of mite, internal parasite, or whatever, didn’t know. Topical applications weren’t working and natural treatments were a giant waste of time. In my opinion, this meant Ivermectin would be the best choice for treatment.

Not surprised to find there was nothing on the label for treating chickens, only livestock.  Finally, I just took the word of a chicken keeper who was quite convincing that 4cc’s of injectable (not pour on) Ivermectin to a gallon of drinking water for 2 days would do the trick. Then, repeat treatment in 14 days.

I followed her instructions to clean the coop thoroughly and then confine the birds with the treated water. I sprayed the coop first with Pyrethrin according to the label dilution for treating mites. Nasty stuff, but sorry folks, sometimes that’s what it takes.

Well, it worked. Nobody died, and I saw improvement over the next 3 days. Injectable Ivermectin (not pour on) is sold at Tractor Supply. Costs about $30. but it will keep a long time.
I’m not a vet, just saying it worked for me when I was desperate to find a solution to my flocks problem. 

How long to withdraw from eating eggs? Don’t really know, but I will be throwing away eggs until treatment is over, and then wait another 30-45 days at least before consuming eggs.

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About Flystrike, What it is, and Treatment

Exploring Flystrike in Rabbits, Chickens, Sheep and Cattle

by Countryside Daily
Animals and flies seem to go hand in hand on a farm. So what is flystrike? If you have livestock, you most likely battle the common stable fly, and you’re always on the hunt for effective fly deterrent strategies. If animal manure piles up and is not composted properly, your fly population will increase past the point of annoyance. This can be a real danger for your livestock, and with the right conditions, you will need to know about flystrike in chickens, warbles in rabbits, and flystrike in almost any livestock with an open wound. So, let’s get right into exploring flystrike treatment for chickens, rabbits, sheep, and other livestock. Continue Reading

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Ridding the Chickens of Hitchhikers

Well it’s my turn to deal with poultry mites!  This is a new problem for me, so after much research on how to rid my flock of parasites, this article by the Chicken Chick was the one I chose for my game plan. Great information and easy to follow instructions.

When I noticed one of my Silkies having feather loss, at first I just assumed she was molting. However, it was obvious after time passed that she was not following the ordinary sequence of feather loss. The tip off was her vent area looking irritated, which suggests she might have mites. Although I couldn’t really see any  signs of cooties, her feathers are dull, she’s feather pulling, and picking at herself.

Last night I treated all the birds, the coop, the coop area, and changed bedding. I was lucky, yesterday the temperature was only 100, at least I was able to work without sweating to death. Hopefully those 115 days are over now that we’re in the monsoon season.

The joys of chicken keeping isn’t always joy, sometimes we just have to accept the unpleasant stuff, take the good along with the bad, laugh, and sometimes even cry. It’s all a part of owning chickens!

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Natural Treatment for Scaly Leg Mites on Chickens | Fresh Eggs Daily®

The scales on the legs of healthy chickens are smooth and lie flat. If you notice the scales on your chicken’s legs starting to peel up, flake or look rough and uneven, she could be suffering from scaly leg mites…

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by Fresh Eggs Daily
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