Do u treat 4 worms when they get worms or reguardless?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickie<3, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I have 5 25 week old pullets...I never had chickens b4..I never had any issues like the ones I see on here..but am i supposed to deworm reguardless if they have worms as a preventive measure or nothing unless they get worms..And what is the deal with mites?
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    Yes - they need to be wormed regularly regardless.
  3. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2010
    NW Illinois
    I've read a lot of debate on BYC about whether or not to worm. I'm also new to chickens so I'm not sure, but I'm going to go ahead and do it. I figure it can't hurt. I use DE in my coop and it really helps prevent lice.

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