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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Maximus, Jun 3, 2011.
Yes, they do. Chickens that are allowed to free range are less susceptible than penned chickens, but they do get worms. A healthy chicken can carry a small worm load, but when they overwhelm the system, they need to be wormed.
How do you now if they get a overload .
A lot of vets (even ones who won't see chickens) will do a fecal test for around $20. There really isn't any other way until they start to get sick or even die; occasionally you will see worms in poop but certainly not always. Many folks on here worm routinely; it's on my chore list for today.
I'll give you a couple of links to get you started reading on it.