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Do chickens get worms?

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Proud owner of 2 LF Rhode Island Red hens, 1 LF Dominique Rooster, and 2 LF Silver Laced Wyandottes hens.Oh and 11 muts
God is Good ALL the Time!!!

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Yes, they do. Chickens that are allowed to free range are less susceptible than penned chickens, but they do get worms. A healthy chicken can carry a small worm load, but when they overwhelm the system, they need to be wormed.

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How do you now if they get a overload hu.

Proud owner of 2 LF Rhode Island Red hens, 1 LF Dominique Rooster, and 2 LF Silver Laced Wyandottes hens.Oh and 11 muts
God is Good ALL the Time!!!

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Proud owner of 2 LF Rhode Island Red hens, 1 LF Dominique Rooster, and 2 LF Silver Laced Wyandottes hens.Oh and 11 muts
God is Good ALL the Time!!!

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A lot of vets (even ones who won't see chickens) will do a fecal test for around $20.  There really isn't any other way until they start to get sick or even die; occasionally you will see worms in poop but certainly not always.  Many folks on here worm routinely; it's on my chore list for today.

I'll give you a couple of links to get you started reading on it.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=457016&p=1

http://healthybirds.umd.edu/Disease/Deworming%20Birds.pdf

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