On Worming Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sphinx, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On another thread, someone suggested worming chickens three times a year.

    Is this normal practice? I thought you would see the worms in their feces, and then treated.

    I'm fairly new to chickens, so I am pretty clueless, and had put worming in the catagory of "as needed".

    So, do you worm regardless of symptoms or lack thereof?
     
  2. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Oregon
    I am really big on preventative medicine so as not to stress the birds. I take a fresh flock fecal to the avian veterinarian ( we have a specialist who treats chickens [​IMG] ) and if its negative then do nothing. The veterinarian recommends to do this in spring and fall in my area (Oregon).
     
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I live in northern NV, very dry here, so I only do it if I suspect, then take a suspicious sample to the vet, and receive a positive ID of a parasite.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You don't usually see worms in the feces from what I've read -- have to do a fecal to tell --
     

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