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What de-wormer would be best in high desert - Central Oregon?

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Someone just asked if I worm my chickens ... haven't as of yet, but we've just had the 3 for 2 years now and the second 3 about a year. We're moving them into a different area of the property, so I'm thinking now would be a good time to worm. Any suggestions on why type of de-wormer would be best in a high desert / dry climate such as mine? 

 

Thanks! 

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If you don't have a positive indication that the birds have a worm overload....there's no need to worm them, IMO.

You could send off a fecal sample here http://www.midamericaagresearch.net/instructions.php to find out if and what kind of worms they might have. The type of wormer to use would depend on what worms were found in a fecal exam.

I would think that if 'high desert' means an arid climate with freezing cold winters, worms might not be as much of a problem in your area as they are in wetter, warmer climes.

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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