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Dewormer/ heat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JakRat, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    how early should I give my babies de wormer or is that a big girl thing? also I have a litlte Australop prob about three days old. She is sleeping under my older (3 weeks) cochin and cuckoo maran. Do I still need a light for them? They are either sleeping together or on the little roost. What happens if they get to cold? The last bunch I had 2 years ago we had to keep the heat lamp on for a long time because they were all 3 days old and it was winter time. Right now they are inside with the top and side covered up at night.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I personally wouldn't deworm a chick that young. I do all of mine in the fall, when they lay less eggs. (less to toss) But I don't deworm my babies.
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Quote:Great thanks!!! I thought that too. I never de wormed my other girls so I am new to the concept.

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