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Worming chickens is a thing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Deleon98, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Deleon98

    Deleon98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should i do it? How often should i do it? How do ik if i have to do it, like what kind of symptoms would my chickens have? Also, ive heard a lot about mites. How do i prevent those and treat them? Why do mites happen in the first place and where do they come from?
     
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is a recent thread where a few of us were talking about worming or not. It got rather heated a few times. Some people feel strongly about worming, some feel strongly about NOT worming. I'm not sure of my position yet. I think I will choose not to worm.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1059889/to-worm-or-not-to-worm-that-is-the-question

    I think mites happen. Period. I believe they wind up around because of the wild birds. Anyway, mostly your birds can manage to take care of themselves by dust bathing. I offer mine a bin with mixed dirt, Diamateous Earth also just referred to as DE and cooled off wood ash out of the wood burning stove.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016

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