What do you worm your chickens with?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fushalilly, May 6, 2008.

  1. fushalilly

    fushalilly Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
    I need to worm my 3 black stars

    (they may or may not have worms)

    and I have never done it. They are 10wks old. What do you use and where can I get it and how do you use it?


    Also, is it safe to use even if they may not have worms?
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I haven't had to worm mine yet, but there are all natural methods which includes pumpkin seeds and buttermilk ( please double check on that ), if you prefer something easier, I heard some folks use something called "Rooster booster".
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I have never had to worm mine and In my opinion unless you see signs of worms I would not worm them. Put some DE in their food to prevent infestation.
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Personally, I worm every 6 months or so. Alwways have on all my pets as I used to teach a zoonosis class and with my kids around, Id rather overdo it. I have never had any bad side affects. I use Ivomec injectable (from worm, Im a CVT) and then I switch it up with meds that I get from the feed store and add that to the water. I use DE, but I dont know if I trust it to take care of a large number of internal or external parasites. Although, some swear by this.

    Some people chose not to worm on a schedule, I prefer to though, just how I like to do it.

    Good luck.

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