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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?

  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    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 Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    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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