Medicated starter feed and dewormer

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickynurse, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Chickynurse

    Chickynurse New Egg

    Aug 29, 2013
    Wendell, nc
    My chicks are 11 weeks and 8 weeks old. They have been on medicated starter since we got them. Plan on finishing up current bag and changing over to regular feed. They've had no signs of worms or illness, so should I deworm them. If so, do I wait until medicated feed is gone and then deworm?
  2. 94countrygrl

    94countrygrl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2013
    There is no need to deworm them, as really they have had hardly any chance to get worms. One way to know if your chicken has worms is by their eggs. If they have poop on them, its time to deworm.. if you are going to deworm, only needed at least 2 times a year... plus I'd wait until they've been laying at least 1 year! :)

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