Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chickens. Parasites and such.

Internal parasitic diseases.

Copied from the above website.
Control of External Parasites
There are many insecticides available to help control external poultry parasites. The most effective broad spectrum insecticide is permethrin. Permethrin has a significant residual activity, thus making it ideal for treating facilities and equipment. At reduced concentrations it can be applied to the bird. Follow all manufacturers recommendations when using all insecticides.[]=Poultry&button=search&utf8=%E2%9C%93

This sounds like something I should have on the farm for everything, including the chickens!!!

Contains 10% Permethrin to kill flies, lice, mites, ticks (including ticks that carry Lyme disease), fleas, spiders, mosquitoes and cockroaches on horses, beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, poultry, dogs and their premises.
Apply as a spray, dip or on a back-rubber. Offers a 30 day residual effect. Easily mixes with water or mineral oil. 5-day slaughter withdrawal for swine.
Premise spray:
8 oz makes 6.25 gallons
1 qt makes 25 gals.
Animal use:
8 oz makes 3 gallons
2.5 oz (5 tablespoons) in 1 gallon
20 mL (4 teaspoons) in 1 qt. water
Do not use on puppies under 3 months.
If you care to give your chickens injections...There are a number of them here, and the reasons for using them.

I use this company a LOT!!

More about parasites. Plus, at the bottom of the page is a whole lot of other information about chickens.
I LOVE the Chicken Chick!! This is one, of a number, of people to follow on Face Book for chicken information, stories and humor!

Since she has done LOTS & LOTS of research on chickens, I will leave you here with her page.

Intestinal Parasites in Backyard Chicken Flocks 
Our birds free range as much as possible, so this is not going to happen. I agree with most of what the article has to say. It is great article, if the chickens are confined....
Keep birds off freshly plowed ground where ingestion of earthworms and other insects is more likely.
Use insecticides to control insect populations.

 Chicken illness and treatments

And, the joys of keeping chickens can be found at the Chicken Chick and here at Urban Chickens.

And, finally. A great book for all chicken keepers to own. (Personally, we have a number of different books here on the farm for each type of livestock that we raise.)

Plus, this is my first go to place for any sick animal!
And, of course, they have a Face Book page.

An update for backyard chicken owners about medications and eggs. Good to know. A must read. Any animal that needs medication, for any reason is separated from their flock/herd and medicated alone. Any eggs that chicken might produce would go right into the manure pile and covered up.

That was possibly an overload of information for some of you. But, for chicken keepers, I hope you appreciate all the hard work these folks have done in order for people like me to share with you.

I am out of here!


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