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#74888 - 06/05/04 04:46 PM worming RIR hens

does anyone know of a wormer that can be giving to laying hens for worms that you can still eat the eggs.I have several RIR hens laying good and i had one to get sick and i took her away from the flock and i gave her a wormer called wazine but you can't eat the eggs for 14 days i want to know if there is a wormer or a preventive that can be given to laying hens that you can still eat the eggs.

#74889 - 06/05/04 05:24 PM Re: worming RIR hens
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It is not a good thing to worm a sick bird. The wormer is itself a poison, should be used with care, and a weakened bird because of sickness is not in a condition to stand the poison. If they need worming, it should be done while they are in active health. I believe all wormers have a withrawal time for use of eggs. The product should specify this. Good luck, CJR

#74890 - 06/05/04 07:19 PM Re: worming RIR hens
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