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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by D SCHWARTZ 26, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. D SCHWARTZ 26

    D SCHWARTZ 26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, in new to this site and I have some chicken questions about worms!!:( Where should I go?? I have 6 Hens and a rooster.
     
  2. D SCHWARTZ 26

    D SCHWARTZ 26 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these chickens as older birds to try it out when I lived in town and then we moved into the country a few months ago. When we moved the coop we put them I was pretty dirty!! so eventually I just let them out free range. then when the weather started getting cooler we made them a nice clean coop in the upstairs of our barn. Just about a week or so ago we found a long white round worm in one of the eggs... ( very disgusting) We are trying to decide if its worth spending the money/hasel to worm them (cuz they are already old birds) or if we should just get rid of them and get new birds in the spring. And if we do get new birds what do we do to ensure they dont get worms??
     
  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    If you do a search on BYC you will find a lot of information about worming your birds. Castportpony is very knowledgeable on medical stuff so advice from her is good. Make sure any advice you plan to use comes first from someone with experience. You stated that the birds are old. Some breeds will lay longer than others and all lay better when they are healthy and parasite free. Worms just come with the territory. There are some ways to minimize the impact of them.

    Good luck with the information search. :)If you don't find all the answers you need, try posting on the emergency and diseases forum.
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under D SCHWARTZ 26 [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!

    To worm or not to worm? That question can open a can of worms [​IMG]

    In the end it does come down to a personal decision but this thread might be helpful in that it has input from those who do worm and why and those who do not worm and why, plus some prevention and management techniques:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1136000/topic-of-the-week-deworming-chickens
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
     
  7. Erik the epic

    Erik the epic Just Hatched

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    Welcome to BYC
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you you joined us! I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, D Schwartz, and welcome to BYC! You've gotten great advice already so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining us!
     

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