We've owned chickens now since May of last year. Our flock size is increasing, and we've got girls who are coming of age every month between now and July. But we've never wormed. I've read articles and posts from all across the spectrum....some who say never worm unless you see problems, others who state that worming twice a year is best. Then I just read an article that said worming should depend on what your vet finds during regular poop tests? Ugh...we don't even have a local vet that deals with poultry. So I'd like to see if there is a general consensus here on BYC. If you worm, how often...if not, why? What can be the effect of not worming, other than death, to birds that show no worms in poop? My birds all seem healthy. No one seems to be losing weight. But most are in their first year. Also, I've seen ads in some magazines for something called VermX, which is a natural wormer that doesn't have a withdrawal period. I'm guessing that also means it's worthless? Help!