Wormer? How early do we need to start?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JessicainOhio, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. JessicainOhio

    JessicainOhio Out Of The Brooder

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    We'll be using a preventative wormer (e.g. Ivomec Eprinex Pour On) and I've found great info on this site about how much and how often. What I can't find is how early to start. It makes sense to me to start before they start laying so that we don't have to toss out any eggs. So, would 3-4 months be too early?

    (note: I've also read a lot of great info elsewhere about "natural" worm preventatives, etc, and it seems that's a pretty hot topic. Let's leave that discussion for another thread?)
     
  2. JessicainOhio

    JessicainOhio Out Of The Brooder

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    *bump*
     
  3. nifty50chick

    nifty50chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but i hope someone who does can answer! good luck
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Try posting this in the diseases section- it might get more attention.

    I would answer you if I knew!

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  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh, except I know you aren't supposted to double post. Better ask a moderator?
     
  6. JessicainOhio

    JessicainOhio Out Of The Brooder

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    I read elsewhere on another thread that worming at 4 months or so is okay. My hunch was that I should do it as late as possible before they start laying, and that seems about right. Thanks for those who tried to keep this post on top!
     
  7. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    well even if they do start laying pullet eggs are super small anyway, so it wouldnt matter to much throwing away small eggs.
     

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