chicken wormer

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ckn woman, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Ckn woman

    Ckn woman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 week old and 4 day old chicks (total of 20 babies). I am new to chickens but I have some wormer for them. I know puppies you need to worm them and on the back of the label it says you can start 4-6 weeks of age. Is this something that they need for sure or not?? How do I tell if they are wormy???
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never wormed babies. Unless you hgot them from someplace ansty, I wouldn't do it. Keep an eye on the poops and general helath of the birds. My current flock is 1 1/2 yrs old with no sign of worms.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not worm mine...my oldest are going on 3 yrs., and it's never been an issue for me. I try not to over-medicate in any way. [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think chickens are usually wormed unless worms are confirmed with poop test or seen in poop. Not like puppies.
     

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