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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:34 pm 
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hello there .
can i please hear what you guys use to worm your ducks with and how offen? i remember growing up my dad use to have a powder called pig and poultry wormer? do thay still have something like that you put in there water?
any help would be great
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I use moxidectin available from the Knox bird Clinic in Vic. They do post, it is just added to the water.

Having said this ducks seems to be pretty hardy and do not seem to get a great deal of worms.

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I have had ducks for years and have never wormed them. Have always done my chickens. How do you tell if you need to. Is there a change in their droppings.


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I've never wormed mine either as they dont' seem to need it. The guy I got them off who is a very reputable breeder and shower of them. doesn't either.

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I do not do it regulary either.

Basically they will look unwell if they need wroming, usually they look pale and lethagic ect. It is usually a pretty good sign (this is 2nd hand info, i have not experienced it yet).

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G'Day I had a friend that lost a stack off birds I'm assuming because he had ducks and chook together . He took a dieing bird to a vet that told him they were full of worms . Before that I've never heard of ducks realy getting them.
But I do so much try to feed out as much cabbage leaves as I can get from the green grocers, they have sulfer in them helps control worms . The chooks I give crushed garlic to them mixed in there food every so often , seams to work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:03 am 
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All birds carry some level of worm burden, the severity and effect on them being determined to a large extent on the housing/yard environment. If they are in a small yard and are continuously going over the same ground looking for food they are more likely to have a high burden than if they are given free range over several acres.

I have used Ivermectin on mine without any problems but you can give them the pig and poultry wormer mixed in a wet mash with good results - provided they eat it all. In my case feeding cabbage and the like wouldn't work very satisfactorily as my breeds are not really into eatiing greens they like to hunt for snails etc in the garden without eating the plants.

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