a couple of questions regarding chickens and worms/worming

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spish, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    1. how long do worming meds keep working in a chicken...ie if they were wormed in january, would the wormer still be keeping them worm free in feb/march/april/may/june/july??

    2. how long does it take from first ingesting worm eggs to it becoming a full blown worm infestion/causes problem for the chicken with the worms?

    3. do worming meds kill all types of worms or just certain ones (i have an 'all round wormer' but cant find what it kills in the leaflet inside?

    4. what are the most commmon worms in chickens?

    5. can worms really kill a chicken?

    6. can a wormer be given the same time a chicken is on other medication and/or vitamins etc (ie anti biotics, acv etc)

    sorry for the questions but im curious as too how long wormers work etc..also is there any 'natural' things that help keep worms at bay? ive heard garlic is used but how is this given...crushed gloves? dried powder on their food? squished in their water???
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
  3. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2010
    I would like to know too, also what type of de-wormer is best? and at what age should you start that?
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    ah yes thats another question i forgot to ask, at what age should you 'start' worming?
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

  6. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Quote:* I am trying pumpkin seeds as a dewormer, haven't tried garlic. Herbal dewormers may have some effect, but there are limited to no scientific study on whether they work or not- most 'evidence' is anecdotal. I have not heard of cloves used for this*

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