Grow Your Own Magazine

View our latest subscriptions offers here!


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 21
  1. #1
    frias is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset
    Posts
    1,661

    Default Lime and roundworm eggs

    Despite worming my girls 6 times in 6 months they still have roundworm. (Faeces has been tested) I now put Apple cider vinegar in the water, garlic powder in their porridge and use Stalosan F in the run and bedding. I have been told I can use lime on the soil to kill off worm eggs but not sure how long I have to keep girls off the treated ground. I could do half the garden and then the other half and keep the girls fenced off. Somehow I have to break this worm cycle. I have to admit there have been times when I have cried and felt like giving up and finding a new home for the girls despite the fact that no-one could love them more than I do, I must be doing something wrong. Someone please help!

    Avril (Frias)

  2. #2
    MaureenHall's Avatar
    MaureenHall is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Stafford
    Posts
    4,102

    Default

    What have you used to worm them with? I'm using Flubenvet now, the treatment only needs to be done once every 6 months so it works out cheaper in the long run. Got mine online from Pet Dispensary. Don't know about the lime thing, no doubt somebody else will be able to answer that for you.
    Good luck - don't give up!!!
    My girls found their way into my heart and now they nest there

  3. #3
    Nicos's Avatar
    Nicos is online now 'Allo 'Allo !
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Normandy (61) France
    Posts
    25,863

    Default

    We sprinkle hydrated lime inside the coop beneath the shavings.
    We'll be white wahing the walls soon too ( ran out of time before we got the chooks)
    Might help..
    Limited Poultry

    http://tinyfarmblog.com/2008/04/06/l...-chickenhouse/
    Last edited by Nicos; 16-11-2008 at 10:42 AM.

  4. #4
    frias is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    I have used Verm-X 4 times and have used Flubenvet twice. It has to be that they are getting re-infected. Lady I bought Stalosan from thought lime would work on ground but thought chickens have to be kept off it. The Stalosan F is also supposed to kill worm eggs but not very practical for use all over the garden.

  5. #5
    Hilary B's Avatar
    Hilary B is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire, England
    Posts
    5,971
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Suggested plan. Restrict access, treat non access area, worm hens just before returning them to cleaned area (24 hours before might be ideal) then treat other half. I doubt lime will remain a problem for much more than a week, but not sure how long it will take to be fully effective. This is probably not a good time of year for the process as worm eggs may remain dormant, at which stage they are harder to kill, so you may need to re-treat in spring (but do something now as well).
    PS, that is based on my knowledge of 'worming practice' in other species, as I've never wormed poultry.....
    Last edited by Hilary B; 16-11-2008 at 01:04 PM.
    Flowers come in too many colours to see the world in black-and-white.

  6. #6
    frias is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    Will follow your plan Hilary. I have to wait 2 more weeks before worming again as poo has got to be tested a second time to see what worm count is.

    Have read your links Nicos and it would appear lime is safe with chickens. (I am still a bit worried though!)

    Thank you

    Avril

  7. #7
    Snadger's Avatar
    Snadger is online now Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (Is there a nice bit?)
    Posts
    18,704

    Default

    I remember my dear old Uncle who lived miles away out in the sticks,only had spring water to drink and no electric used to paint the outdoor toilet walls with lime wash!

    He lived until he was 96 and was a male version of Hannah Hauxley!

    In the distant past I had to mix hydrated lime and creosote (both of which are banned now) and use it to mark football pitches and burn the lines on the grass at the start of the season!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)
    Diversify & prosper!


  8. #8
    frias is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset
    Posts
    1,661

    Default

    Snadger!!! are you telling me lime is OK 'cos your uncle lived with it until he was 96? Or it burns grass so might burn my girls?

    I'm still googling Hannah Hauxley.

Similar Threads

  1. Lime
    By TONYJ in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-03-2011, 08:30 PM
  2. Key lime
    By nomad in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 30-10-2009, 11:31 PM
  3. Lime
    By Dynamo in forum Digging Around
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-05-2009, 01:54 PM
  4. using lime
    By Claire72 in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23-02-2009, 12:09 PM
  5. lime
    By bridget mc laughlin in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-05-2008, 09:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts