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I wormed my flock for the first time!!!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roy Rooster, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did it, I wormed my flock for the first time. I was really nervous because I have
    never done this before and it seemed to be the most confusing part of
    raising backyard chickens for me.

    Anyway, I did it, I wormed them orally as it has been suggested by many other
    BYC owners.

    It was not bad at all. I have to do it again in 10 days but I am not nervous
    for the next round like I was for this one.

    Anyway, thanks to all of you who have helped me navigate this somewhat
    confusing part of chicken stewardship for me. I appreciate all your experience
    and for taking the time to educate me.

    Thanks again, we did it!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Congrats! It gets easier as time goes by. You'll be an expert before you know it!
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Roy, did you use a wormer in their water, or use the kind you put on their skin under the feathers? Or feed individually to each bird?

    I am gonna have to worm my flock but they have many sources of drinking water. So I need to use another method. I know some of them need to be wormed, so I bet they all need it.
    <*sigh*>
     
  4. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of wormer did you use on your chickens?
     
  5. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I used Safe-guard, it was recommended by a few other BYCers. I put it in their mouths individually. While
    I was at it I put hen saddles on the ladies. They look so cute running around with their little outfits on.
    My roo does not know what to think about all his girls dressed up.

    It was not as hard as I thought it would be. I was so nervous that I would screw it up and chock
    them or get in their eyes, but they actually took to it quite well. I think that putting on the hen saddle
    upset them more. [​IMG]
     
  6. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I do it again in another 10 days, I think even then I will find it easier and the girls will
    know the drill too.
     

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