When Should I De-worm my chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CaliBlueChicken, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if I should? How often? Any thoughts [​IMG] Thanks Y'all!
     
  2. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Side note.... WOO HOO I am now "Chillin' with my peeps"!
     
  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Most wormers recommend once a month, however, you'll have to look at the wormer for information on dosage size as it varies between products.

    I worm mine at the beginning of the month.

    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  4. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok thanks eggsrcool. I haven't done it yet, and I was just wondering when to do it. I figured I didn't want to wait till I see an outbreak... I thought if I waited to see signs that dealing with a major infestation would thanks again [​IMG]
     
  5. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EDITING LAST POST... I meant to say...

    I thought if I waited to see signs that dealing with a major infestation would not be good.
     
  6. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I would start worming as soon as possible, because it's better to prevent such an outbreak, than have to treat it [​IMG] Also, check if there is an egg withdrawal period (where no eggs from your hens can be eaten), as there is with some wormers.
    Glad to help [​IMG]
     
  7. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    In 10+ years I have never wormed my chickens. Remember, if you do worm, most drugs require a 10 -14 withdrawal period, meaning you should not eat the eggs becuase of drug residue.

    If you suspect worms, a vet can often do a fecal float test for 10 bucks or so to tell you what kind they have in the first place and if it is even necessary. It is easy to just over drug and end up with resistant worms/bugs/protozoa/bacteria.
     
  9. CaliBlueChicken

    CaliBlueChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wanted to use a natural wormer... verm-x?
     
  10. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Quote:I wanted to use a natural wormer... verm-x?

    I use Verm-X, although it is more of a preventative. There is no egg withdrawal period.
     

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