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Should I worm these girls before they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. I just got 5 New Hampshire Red pullets today that are getting very close to starting to lay. They are 20 weeks old.

    I am wondering if I should worm them before they start laying and if so with what?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Do they have worms? If yes then worm them, if no then don't.
     
  3. Not that I have seen. I would see it in their poo right?
     
  4. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm kind of new to chickens, but I work for a vet. There are microscopic worms in poo of all other farm animals. You can take your vet a poo sample and let them look.
     

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