Newbie & Worming Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by augustmomx2, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received my new girls (& a few packing peanuts) today from Ideal. I am wondering when do I worm them? They will be in a coop & run in a suburban area, when they feather-out. Any info will be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    chicks don't need to be wormed.

    they will only need wormed after they've been on the ground for a few months..

    best to always take a fecal sample to a vet for worm and protozoa test (sometimes called a fecal float)..before worming.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worm chicks. Keep garlic in their water when they're older and you won't have a problem with worms.
     
  4. andbab

    andbab Chillin' With My Peeps

    Garlic Powder or Grated Garlic?
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grated garlic in their feed or whole cloves in the water. Use it in moderation, or your eggs will taste like garlic.
     

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