Routine worming for SMALL flock??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pawsplus, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never given them anything at all, but having done a lot of research once Olivia got sick, I'm now wondering if I should. And if so, what?

    I have 3 chickens, w/ no intention of getting more. Olivia had a completely clean fecal at the avian vet's. Do I need to do anything as far as preventative worming? I prefer not to give them toxic substances without good reasons . . . . Would it be better to just take a fecal sample in every few months?
     
  2. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the sample was neg, I would not give them anything. As far as I know, wormers oly kill parasites that are present. Routine worming prevents a large build-up of worms.
     
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally would not treat unless there was a problem. The fewer chemicals, the better. Clean fecal = good job! If you like, it is certainly not a bad idea to have them tested a couple of times a year.
     
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  4. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would only treat IF a fecal came back positive, else it's drugs for no reason.
     

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