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Vermx / DE Use one or both??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickengal30, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, Im not getting my cheeps until next month (my coop and run will be finnished by then) but I have a question about worming please. [​IMG]

    1, Am I right in saying that food grade DE dusted around the coop, in their feathers and added to there feed will discourage parasites/worms? I have read that VermX, used three times a month (three consecutive days) will also keep the birds parasite/worm free, both without haveing to waste the eggs during worming.

    2, Do I use both products, if Im to only use one, which would you recommend.

    Im getting three pullets who will be housed in a coop with a run, too many flying and four legged preditors to let them free range. and I live on the west coast of Florida. Thanks sooo much, Ive looked for the answer here, but dont seem to be able to find a definate answer.

    3, With the Vermx they have to be so many weeks old to start useing it, when would I start with the DE?

    4, Should I use these measures as a preventative or cure?

    Thankyou so much! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cant answer all of my questions, dont worry, one at a time is fine. Any opinions? Please? Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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