Fall/Winter Worming

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CK Chickadilly, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Is it necessary to worm your chickens when it starts getting cold out? Mine are constantly scratching about in the goat & horse pens amongst other free range areas. They don't act sick or anything but should I do it an a precautionary?

    How would I know if they needed worming?

    How many days withdrawl from eating eggs?
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Little bitty bump.
  3. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    SE Missouri
    Good question. I don't have any answer but hope someone will chime in here.

  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I would do it, even if it was just to give them pumpkin seeds or some other "natural" wormer.
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I don't know if it is neccasary, but here are some ideas for worming:

    diatomaceous earth, mix it into their food,

    (OK that was only one idea [​IMG] sue me [​IMG])
  6. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I like the idea of pumpkin seed-I have a ton of squash and pumpkins and they get the seeds all the time. Does it really work?
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I have heard it does but havent experienced it yet.

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