meds for chickens

missychicky

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Jun 10, 2009
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I got a surprise recently about having to worm my chickens every 2-3 months and don't want any more. Are there any other annual meds/shots that chickens need?
 

feathersnuggles

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Sep 4, 2009
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Wow, I haven't heard about worming every 2-3 months. My flock hasn't been wormed and they're over 13 months old. Are you sure you need to do it, that often???

I don't think there are any required meds for backyard flocks. However, I like having a few things handy in an chicken emergency kit. General avian-style wound care, like betadine, vet-wrap, blu-kote, antibiotic cream, saline, etc.
 

dawg53

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Nov 27, 2008
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I worm once every 8-10 months depending on the weather and how the chickens act in their daily routine. I dont think I'd be worming them every 2 or 3 months, it's not necessary.
 

PunkinPeep

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10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
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Many many long-time chicken owners don't worm their chickens regularly, if at all.

Personally, i keep on hand blue kote, neosporin without pain reliever, saline, Corid, and ivermectin paste.
 

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