CHICK HAS WORMS ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by poulet, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that I saw one of my chicks with what looked like a tape worm dangeling from it's bum. Do chickens get worms and how do I treat them ?[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Yes, chickens get worms. How old are your chicks? Are they outside? If your chicks are still in a brooder I would make absolutely sure they have worms before treating them, I've never heard of chicks in a brooder getting worms.

    It may be tricky trying to get the correct dosage for young chicks. Many people use a cattle wormer, you could also try an herbal wormer if they do indeed have worms.
     
  3. Chickenfiend

    Chickenfiend Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard of ppl using diatomaceous earth to de-worm their birds. it also can be used to keep down flies and mites.
     
  4. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, chicks are outside so do I need to treat all my chickens or just the one ? can I buy a de wormer ? or is there something else that is effective ?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  5. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is diactomaceous earth ?
     

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