How often do you worm your chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Silverduck, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Silverduck

    Silverduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 26, 2007
    Walker County, Alabama
    I have some 5 month old bantams, I have wormed them once. They have an outdoor run. I was thinking I should worm them again before they start to lay. What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I guess it couldn't hurt.

    I dust with DE every now and again. I also feed cayenne pepper as a dressing to their feed every now and again it is suppose to deter worms.

    Some ppl use buttermilk and pumpkin seeds. My chickens love to have a split open pumpkin !!!

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    I use Ivalmac once a month.
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    What's Ivalmac? I did a search and came up with nothing. Where can I find it?

    Stephanie
     
  5. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    You can get it at your local feed store
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I wouldn't be comfortable worming so often and eating the eggs...

    You could use DE = I do, sprinkle on their food, sprinkle around the coop and in their area's they dust bathe!
     
  7. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    I dont eat the eggs. I hatch and sell them. What is DE?
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Diatomaceous earth
     
  9. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    I just ordered some DE from Wolf Creek Ranch, b/c I haven't been able to fine any locally. I was impressed w/ their quick delivery. It came the very next day.
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Its very expensive to ship - I get my in-laws to bring me some every time they visit - I've got a 50 pound bag waiting and one 50pound bag half done.....
     

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