Besides worming, what else should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cochin44, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On a preventative schedule? I'd rather not medicate at all, but I know I have to worm. Anything else?
     
  2. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guess not
     
  3. Pampered Hen

    Pampered Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To worm or not to worm was my question this fall also. Instead of just worming your flock because they might have intestinal parasites, you could find out whether they actually do. I asked around and found a large animal vet that would do a fecal exam for me. He also said he would help me with the medication in case they needed worming. The exam showed negative results and I was assured that my flock is free of worms without having to shove medicine down their throats.
     

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