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Do you need to Worm Chickens? and how do they get worms ? HELP

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hi,

i never seen worms in the poop? is that the same typ of worm what i 'm looking for in dog poop?

what should i look for ?

do you have to do it ? and how can then get the worms?

thanks

post #2 of 3

Worms will make your birds sick eventually eating all the nutrients and the bird gets a little and a day at a time the bird starves. You will see for sure in the stool worms just like in dog poop but not as large. Tape worms will be large but bird worms are smaller. If you see no worms, no blood and no symptoms like lazy, sickly, no energy then I would do something. The first thing to do would be to worm if it is present or take it to the vet. Best of luck and welcome to the BYC aaWelcome2theBYC.gif

Steve
               
It goes to show you how simple it is to entertain the human mind ........ get a couple of chickens
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Steve
               
It goes to show you how simple it is to entertain the human mind ........ get a couple of chickens
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Yes, all chickens will get worms if their feet touches the earth and they pick at real things like what crawls on the ground.

Please see my posting about parasites in my signature line.  It explains alot.

Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

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Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

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