When Do You Deworm?

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Songster
11 Years
May 2, 2008
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How often do you use dewormer for your chickens?
Is it done as maintenance or only when you suspect they have worms?
What type of dewomer do you use.
I have been throwing the pumpkin guts to the chickens after scooping them out for carving jack o lanterns because I heard the seeds were a natural dewormer.
 

hippichick

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Apr 13, 2008
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Hey, Natalie. Good question. Wondering the same thing. And is there a wormer that you can put in water instead of having to worm each chicken individually? It would be so much easier for those with a large number of chickens. Yes, I need to downsize.........


Paula
 

LittleChickenRacingTeam

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Worms are easily visible in the feces of chickens.

You can also have a fecal float test done to confirm worm problems.

I do the float test every year, & have NEVER wormed my birds in 9 years.

Mind you, I'm a bit of a freak on cleaning & sanitizing my cages. Plus my birds live inside, & free range only when supervised.
 

gritsar

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Nov 9, 2007
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I wormed once before laying age as a precaution. I used food grade DE to worm. You mix it in with their feed. It's that simple.
 

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