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So yesterday I noticed an ill chicken. Well when I went out this morning she had passed sad.png I looked her over and didn't find any reminents of fleas, ticks or mites. I then proceeded to investigate some poop. There was possibly one worm in one pile. It was white and very small. I am thinking I should deworm? I didn't find any others but just in case. What do I use to deworm? Do I have to toss the eggs while I deworm?
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I use Valbazen, but had to order it online. It's a lot easier to find Safeguard goat wormer at Tractor Supply (in the US), so that's what I'd recommend. Search this site and there is a great article on dosing, and egg withdrawal. But the short answer is that you do have to toss the eggs for the duration of dosing, plus two weeks with most wormers. Definitely deworm them all if you suspect it has already killed one bird.


Edited by Toddrick - 11/6/15 at 12:50pm
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I honestly have no idea why she died. I just got my flock 4 weeks ago and this is my first time having chickens.
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Originally Posted by cjkleck View Post

I honestly have no idea why she died. I just got my flock 4 weeks ago and this is my first time having chickens.

 

If you saw a worm in the poo with your naked eye, then she probably had a heavy worm load. I'd take care of the worms, even if they aren't the primary reason she died, just because they can be a contributing factor and stress the birds bodies making them more susceptible to other illnesses. If one bird has them then you can bet the others all do, because they eat from the same ground, which is where the eggs are.


Edited by Toddrick - 11/6/15 at 2:11pm
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Ok. Thank you for the advice
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