Worm medicine

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lu King, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do you start giving worm medicine to chickens?
    After giving the medicine is it safe to eat the eggs and chickens?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It depends & it depends.

    1. WHEN

    My girls are 10 months old and getting their first worming today. My BR has roundworms quite badly, and is looking very droopy. I didn't know she had worms. If she does, everyone else probably does, so the entire flock is getting wormed.

    From what I've read, chickens should be wormed when they move to the coop or around 4-6 months.

    2. WITHDRAWL PERIOD

    This really depends upon what you use. Various dewormers have widely different withdrawal periods, from 0 to up to 17 days. Google will help you decide what's best.
     
  3. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your response. I'm learning a lot from BYC. [​IMG]
     
  4. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    Quote:I am so glad you asked this question, I was looking for the answer!! Good luck with your babies! Theresa
     
  5. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not worm my chickens and wouldn't do it unless I had a problem. It is hard on the birds.
     

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