how often should i worm my chickens?

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  1. ldutch123

    ldutch123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 about 2 year old chickens. Should I be worming them? Also my polish hen seems to yawn. Is this a kind if worm? I get really worried I'm new to the chicken game lol
     
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    dakotasnake Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont no about other people but i worm mine [ wazine] when there not laying eggs anyway. in the late summer - fall during molt. whoops i thunk you said worming ---whats working them? id like to put mine to work shoveling chicken poop.
     
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  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    A yawn is a way to rearrange what's in the crop. Most of us worm around every 6 months.
     
  4. ldutch123

    ldutch123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn autocorrect. I meant worming lol
     
  5. ldutch123

    ldutch123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas what I should use to worm them? Also does it matter if they r laying when u worm them?
     
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    dakotasnake Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:it doesnt matter if there laying or not when you work them. dont eat the eggs for about 2 weeks. i use wazine for worming but there are other wormers out there.
     
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    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Most recommend Wazine, then in 2 weeks follow up with Ivermectin or Safeguard. It means you'll go 24 days w/out eggs but the birds will be better off. I no longer use the wazine personally that often since it really only kills the roundworms. I only use that once a year now, but I do use Eprinex often, which does not get tapeworm. It gets complicated since none seem to get all types of worms.
     

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