Should I worm/medicate anyway?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by potocki99, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. potocki99

    potocki99 Out Of The Brooder

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    We've had our chickens a year now - never wormed or treated for anything. I haven't noticed mites, worms, ticks, or anything else, but should I just worm them anyway?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It depends on your environment, specifically your soil. If it's wet, warm or moist most of the time, it is condusive for worms and worm oocysts. Cold, mountainous, dry desert type soils may not require birds to be wormed as often vs warm moist soil. You can take fecal samples to a vet and have them checked out for a small fee if you wish.
     

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