worming a hen with chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by econerd, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. econerd

    econerd Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got some flubenvet to worm my chickens with, but I have a hen with a three week old chick that needs treatment. the hen won't eat anything until she's satisfied that the chick is eating first. can the chick have the wormer too?
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You could take the chicks away while she eats, or use a pour on.
     
  3. econerd

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    I tried taking the chick away, she still stood there over it trying to tell it to eat the food, she's a very protective mother and will tell the rabbit and dogs off if they get to close, she even had a fight with her reflection in the glass of the TV stand, twice.
     

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