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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hunter109, May 16, 2011.
i am wondering when i should worm my chicks i have they are 7 days and 3 weeks old
Do you have worms in your flock somewhere?
Here is a good thread to read:
Our flock has 1 year old and 2 year old chickens. I do regular fecal checks at the vet and they've all come back clear so far, so no worming. Chicks are very, very, very VERY unlikely to have developed any worm load in 7 days (!) or 3 weeks of life.
if you use a gentile wormer like pyrantel pamoate, you can worm at 2 weeks old. I gently as i can force their beak open and using a needleless syringe, i put one drop on pyrantel pamoate under their pointy lil tongue. Pyrantel is safer because it is not a poison ( it wont kill the worms) instead pyrantel paralizes the worms and they are expelled thru the vent. I use it 3 weeks in a row on the same day of the week to make sure. pyrantel does not cover tape worms.
Donna in branson
well it looked like one had like hair size round things in the poop but it could all so be the hay they eat sometimes
Quote:Oh dear. Here is the poo page with pics:
If you do have worms, then I don't know what to tell you for chicks.
Sorry!!! I wish I could help more.
looks like it is just something norm but i will keep in touch
Quote:If you need it confirmed vets will do fecals to check for worms.
Or you might just wait and see since they are so young.
yea that is what i am going to do for right now thanks you all