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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Hi,
When I was in the coop this afternoon I noticed what looked like a worm in my broody hens poo, (I only have two hens) so I went to the pet store and bought a deworming treatment to put in their water. (Which I did just then, at night) but since my broody hen comes out only once a day to drink, eat, poo & scratch for 5-10 mins I'm now a bit worried that my non broody hen will drink it all & the broody hen won't get any! Should I mix it with a bit of her pellets or what's the best way to make sure she's getting it?
Thanks :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:45 am 
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Both will drink according to their body weight so unless there is not enough water for both your non broody will not pig out on it Bring the broody out a couple of times, she may have another drink. You should do a follow up dose in 10 - 14 days so best if you direct dose then. Dosage needs to be worked out based on body weight.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:23 pm 
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Ok :-) , when I do a follow up she will be fenced off from the other chook so I hope she'll be right.
Thank you ! :brd


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:13 am 
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Turns out it was the chickens poop from next door hanging out outside our coop when the chooks were free ranging. :roll:
So I was getting all stressed about nothing. Story of my life lol. Ive still done the follow up just in case. Thanks :-D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:00 am 
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Talk to next door about worming their chooks (or do it yourself if necessary). If they are bringing in worms, your chooks will get them. Good practise any way and if they hang out together it would be best if you and your neighbour coordinated your worming schedule.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:52 pm 
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Yes,
I usually shoo them away as they are aggressive to my chooks. But I have let next door know.
I'm hoping they will do something. I'm getting new fences soon so I'm hoping that will keep them out as the old ones are falling down and were letting dogs and next doors chickens in.
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