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Worming chickens is a thing?

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When should i do it? How often should i do it? How do ik if i have to do it, like what kind of symptoms would my chickens have? Also, ive heard a lot about mites. How do i prevent those and treat them? Why do mites happen in the first place and where do they come from?
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Here is a recent thread where a few of us were talking about worming or not.  It got rather heated a few times.  Some people feel strongly about worming, some feel strongly about NOT worming.  I'm not sure of my position yet.  I think I will choose not to worm.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1059889/to-worm-or-not-to-worm-that-is-the-question 

 

I think mites happen.  Period.  I believe they wind up around because of the wild birds.  Anyway, mostly your birds can manage to take care of themselves by dust bathing.  I offer mine a bin with mixed dirt, Diamateous Earth also just referred to as DE and cooled off wood ash out of the wood burning stove.


Edited by Bridebeliever - 1/5/16 at 5:26pm

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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