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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tinalovelss45, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Tinalovelss45

    Tinalovelss45 Just Hatched

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    Just joined today. I have had my chickens since March and have 12 Red links. I see people are talking about deworming. Help me understand If this is something I should do and when do you do it?:)
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and welcome to BYC! Great to have you aboard! Some people deworming on a regular schedule. Some never deworm. As a member of the "I do not deworm" club, I will defer to others about whether or not they think you should. Good luck and best wishes! :)
     
  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't deworming either. I clean their litter daily and have never spotted worms in 11years.
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    I personally don't follow a worming schedule, but I will worm if I see worms or very obvious symptoms of worms. I use Wazine for roundworms, and Praziquantel for just about anything else (usually tapeworms).
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't think there is a need to worm unless you have seen worms passed out, or have a fecal test prove positive for whatever kind of worm. Some people think anytime their birds are a little 'off' they need worming. But, if they are having health issues, worming (when they don't have worms) may weaken them further.
     
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  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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