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Is there any reason to put our flock on a monthly / semi annual or any other maintenance de-worming schedule?
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Do you eat your chickens' eggs? I believe that when you use dewormers, there is a two-week waiting period before you can eat the eggs again. I could be wrong - I personally don't believe in medicating if I don't see a problem, so I really don't know. 

Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Chickens off and on for 25+ years and still learning.

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Yes we do. What are the signs of worms?
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Sometimes people actually see worms in the chickens' feces. If you're concerned, I think you can take a fecal sample in to the vet and have it checked. Other than that, I really don't know. 

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I only de-worm if i see worms present in poo. In some areas, vet services are either pants and / or too expensive. I use a broad spectrum de-wormer - some of which do not have a withdrawal period for egg consumption.

 

CT

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The only worm you're probably going to see in feces is round worm, everything else is microscopic-invisible to the naked eye.

 

Instead of regular de-worming....regular fecal testing,

by someone/someplace that will give you an accurate reading on what is present and how much of it is present.

 

Lots of wormers you'll read about being used on chickens are off label(so no accurate withdrawal periods established) or actually banned from use on poultry. 

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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