Deworming & banding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joann, May 17, 2008.

  1. joann

    joann In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    catfish wrote:
    best link I've found on life of a chicken.

    ok i went to that web link and know i have more question.

    9 weeks - legfeathered breeds must be banded- no more problems with outside temperature
    10 weeks
    11 weeks - banding of the chicks

    What is banded and banding?

    16 weeks deworm the chicks

    do all chicken need deworm? Even small flocks?


    Last edited: May 17, 2008
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Banding is a way to identify chicks some people do and some don't. I only band ones I'm interested in keeping or to see if my guess on them being a roo are correct. I have also band them to keep them separate from ones I bought from someone else to let me know which ones are not from my flock. I have the numbered bands and keep a log as to who is who.

    Once my chickens are 6 months old I worm them twice a year after that. Again some people do and some don't it up to you if you want to or not.

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