Unexpected visitors/hen health question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickiegrrl, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. chickiegrrl

    chickiegrrl Chirping

    May 20, 2013
    Monticello, MN
    Yesterday we had a wild tom turkey and 4 hens wander through our yard. Do I have to worry about free ranging our girls after that? They walked near the coop/run and lingered in the yard. I was planning on worming the girls with something like Valbazen before winter. Do you think it's necessary? They are all 21 weeks old. I have a RIR, Buff Orp, Black Australorp, and an EE. All but the EE are laying. I just want to be sure my girls are safe after this visit.

    Thank you!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would think they are fine. Fall is the time of year that many people choose to worm their flocks, especially if they only do it once a year. Many do it twice a year, and some more often. Valbazen is an excellent wormer, and gets all chicken worms. Be sure to repeat it in 10 days to get the worm eggs.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013

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