Worming chickems

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

  1. kaymart

    kaymart New Egg

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    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

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    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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