Age to Start Dewormer?

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  1. Breakofday316

    Breakofday316 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the best age to start a dewormer?

    Best dewormer, liquid in water, feed pellet kind?

    How much to give?

    How often should it be given, & also routine maintenance?

    Best for coop birds or free range birds?

    Any natural Remedy to worm prevention? DM Powder I've read.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Do they need it?
    Where are you located?
    Climate will affect that decision.
    I never worm.
    Others will disagree with me but I would get a fecal sample read before randomly worming.
     
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    Worm load will vary from none to causing illness, and depends on your environment and their diet. Having fecals checked occasionally is a good idea! Some flocks are fine with no treatment, and others need some help. Products used depend on parasites found. Mary
     
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    I have done fecel sample in the last 6 months, no parasites. How often should I do fecel?
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    That again, would depend on your climate. Sometimes I do them yearly or never. You'd also want to check if the bird seemed extremely thin.
     

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