Is wormer you add to food a good idea?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Joe.G, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Got a bag of safeguard wormer that you add to the food, is it a good idea/product to use? It says it treats like 400 LBS of food.

    Is it a good idea to worm chickens? they will be free range birds.

    Can you eat the eggs while worming them and how often do you worm and how?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of folks here do worm their birds routinely, but others never do. Some climates are evidently less likely to create an overload of worms -- I live in a known "wormy" area so I worm mine, but I doubt I would in the desert. Free range birds may well find natural wormers in their foraging that keep their load down. It's one of those things you need to decide for yourself. I've never heard of a form of Safeguard that is added to feed so don't know what to tell you about that. Here's a link to one informative thread about wormers and worming.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...nd-piperazine-dosage-for-bantams#post_2525157
     

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