De-worming meat chickens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by stanglover2001, May 24, 2010.

  1. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My question is I'm raising all dual purpose breeds and at 12 weeks I'm gonna butcher as many fat excess roosters I can, so do I need to de-worm them or does anyone de-worm their chickens? I keep hearing different stories and my chickens run is pretty clean and they eat bugs but I didn't see the need to de-worm chickens that I'm gonna kill soon (they're 9 weeks old)... any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    No Only for chickens not intended for human consumption. De-worming taints the meat . Plus young healthy chickens shouldnt need worming [​IMG]
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] BTW
     
  4. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about the hens and roosters you plan on keeping to lay eggs and breed? Is there a need as long as you keep them in a clean environment? The only reason I ask my neighbors both said they de-worm theirs but they keep alot more and the pens are mostly mudd and mine isn't. I'm just making sure I'm keeping my chickens healthy since I am a first time owner. Thank you usschicago1 for the advice [​IMG]
     
  5. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've never de-wormed any of my bird. I'm going to watch the responses you get [​IMG]

    Closest I have come to de-worming is feeding them old pumpkins in the fall. I read that it is a de-wormer.
     
  6. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never de-wormed my layers or meaties -- both free range. I do feed them pumpkins also in the fall (I think it's the seeds that are supposed to help).
     

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