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Posted: Sunday 27 January, 2008

by Rosemary at 9:45pm in Anything goes 2 comments Add your own

We bought herbal wormer yesterday, for the sheep and the hens. Both products are used monthly - over three days for the chooks and seven for the sheep, so I'll start on Friday (since it's the 1st February). The wormer for the hens is liquid, so it can be put in water or on bread. I'm going for the latter because ours freerange and drink from puddles etc.

The sheep wormer is pellets and goes on their food - I don't think there will be any trouble getting them to eat it. They're getting a pedicure next weekend, too - so healthy, inside and out! I've got the vet coming to do Smokey's flu and tetanus next week, so I'm going to ask him about worm counts for the sheep, so I can check if it's working OK.

I'm also writing a "sheep timetable" - I've got a spreadsheet with the twelve months of the year, and I'm going to write up what's to be done when - it's terribly an*l, I know, but I'm much more comfortable if I have a plan, even if I don't exactly stick to it.

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Karen

Friday 1 February, 2008 at 5:11pm

Hi Rosemary,

I too have tried the chicken wormer instead of the one I use normally (Flubenvet), but not sure if it worked! I would be interested to hear how you get on with it and how anyone else has found it. I don't like Flubenvet just because it's a pain to use - I have about 50 birds and I am never sure who has had what!

Karen, Wiggly Wigglers

Rosemary

Friday 1 February, 2008 at 8:25pm

I think the Verm-X is the same. It's 1 pump of the dispenser per hen for 3 days; you can add it to water, which is no good for us or soak bread in it - thsi is what I'm going to do. But again, it will be a bit hit and miss. I suppose the difference is you do it every month, so over the piece, all will get some and hopefully enough.

I'm going to have a faecal worm count done for the sheep - not sure if that's available for poultry!!

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