Chickens and Worms Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bridebeliever, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it only a matter of time before chickens get worms! I'm a new chicken mom and my babies are only 2 weeks old but I want to be prepared. Do you preventatively treat them? I know you have to worm cats that live outside. I guess especially if your chickens catch and eat mice they would get worms. What should I keep on hand and when do they get de-wormed?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    How many chickens do you have?

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  3. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 9 and plan to add 8-10 more when these are about 6 months old. Their coop is 8'x15' fully enclosed. They will have a large run area. (Larger than their coop.)
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You should probably invest in some Valbazen (albendazole).

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  5. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    When do they get worming medicine?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    The best thing to do would be to collect a bunch of fresh poop, place it in a ziplock bag, stir well and have a vet do a fecal egg count. I worm at least twice a year, but some people worm more often.

    -Kathy
     

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