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Age to Start Dewormer?

post #1 of 6
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What is the best age to start a dewormer?

Best dewormer, liquid in water, feed pellet kind?

How much to give?

How often should it be given, & also routine maintenance?

Best for coop birds or free range birds?

Any natural Remedy to worm prevention? DM Powder I've read.

Thanks!
post #2 of 6

Do they need it?

Where are you located?

Climate will affect that decision.

I never worm.

Others will disagree with me but I would get a fecal sample read before randomly worming.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 2/29/16 at 11:25pm

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Do they need it?

Where are you located?

Climate will affect that decision.

I never worm.

Others will disagree with me but I would get a fecal sample read before randomly worming.

Agrees with CC^^^

 

Answered about DE in your other thread:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084005/natural-remedies-to-keep-a-healthy-flock

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #4 of 6

Worm load will vary from none to causing illness, and depends on your environment and their diet.  Having fecals checked occasionally is a good idea!  Some flocks are fine with no treatment, and others need some help.  Products used depend on parasites found.  Mary

post #5 of 6
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I have done fecel sample in the last 6 months, no parasites. How often should I do fecel?
post #6 of 6

That again, would depend on your climate. Sometimes I do them yearly or never. You'd also want to check if the bird seemed extremely thin.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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