How old to worm?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pharmchickrnmom, May 12, 2010.

  1. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 chicks that will be 5 weeks old on friday. At what age do you worm chickens and how often? What do you use? Does DE work for worming? Should I use DE now in their sand box to help prevent mites and lice (they dont have any)! What about vaccinations? Are they really necessary? We got our chicks from a local feed store and they have been very healthy and are growing like weeds. I just want to make sure that when we put them out in the tractor, they have all the right things they need to stay healthy. Input anyone???
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have not wormed my chickens yet, they are almost a year old - some a bit older, but do plan to this fall (when egg production drops off for molt).

    DE is a great preventative. I also have not vaccinated my chickens, but know others do - oops let me correct that I do have 4 out of them all who were vaccinated for Mereks.


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