Worming chickems

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaymart, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. kaymart

    kaymart New Egg

    Dec 22, 2010
    My vet mentioned a sick chicken she saw and asked the owners if it had been wormed. Is this necessary and what kind of wormer is used, and where would I get it?
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Some people don't deworm until they see worms. I've talked to my vet and he said to deworm the chickens 4 times a year ( according to where you live) there is different types of dewormers out there, check at your feed store.
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    I have found the chicken has to be pretty close to death before you see worms in the poop(the only worms I have actually seen coming out of a chicken were ones that vacated a almost dead bird...... yuck)

    I generally deworm the whole flock whenever I see either a slightly lethargic bird, or pick-up 2-3 of my birds and even tho they look and act healthy they are lighter then they are supposed to be.

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