When should I worm them and what do I use?

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  1. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    My chickens are 14 almost 15 weeks old and I was wondering if they needed to be wormed. And if so what product should I use? Thanks for your help.
     
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  2. You can worm them this early. I would pers wait until 16 weeks. At this early stage I think wazine is the best choice. See my byc page for more
     
  3. Chickenlover14

    Chickenlover14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just want to say this if you lived in the south watch out about the fleas in the summer time. The fleas will kill your birds so fine some fleas killers for animals that is also safe for your birds .. If you catch it before anything bad happens it will save some of your flock .. The sign are weak smaller and other stuff
     
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    Thank you both. I will see if wazine is local, I think it is.
     
  5. wazine is about 7 dollars at tractor supply if you have one there. it lasts a long time (quart bottle)
     
  6. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might want to rethink worming. unless you really think they need it. i worm once in the fall. i didnt worm my first flock on this property for over two years. wazine is the most commonly seen wormer at feed stores. ive had poultry on this property now for 8 years and have never had problems with mites, fleas, lice, anything other than light round worm issue in some birds. i will start using ivermec, in preparation, before adopting 22 birds from a woman who has lost the chicken bug.

    oops, that should be ivomec
     
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    Yes I will only get it if necessary. Thanks guys.
     

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