Worming chickens.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by superlukee, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. superlukee

    superlukee In the Brooder

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    Hey y'all, is there any natural worming treatment that works? If not what worming treatment should I buy? I want to be prepared for if it happens. Hope your all having a great day. Thanks - luke
     

  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    No such product exists. Best to have routine fecals done and treat when needed.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    I highly respect Casportpony and agree on routine fecals and if a problem exists, use a good worm medication that will work on the worms present.
    However, I found a good product for prevention and treatment from Molly's Herbals.
    I've used it off and on for a few years and I've never had anything show up in fecal samples.
    http://www.fiascofarm.com/herbs/mollysherbals.php/categories/herbal-wormer
    The great thing is that there's no egg withdrawal time.
     
  4. superlukee

    superlukee In the Brooder

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    But what medicine can I buy (for when) (or if) it happens where my chickens get worms
     
  5. superlukee

    superlukee In the Brooder

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    And thanks for the replies !
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What medicine you use will depend on what worms you have, so best to do routine fecals.
     
  7. sellersV

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    Ok maybe dumb question but I'm new to all this , what do you mean by routine fecal?
     

  8. lazy gardener

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    Take a sample of feces to a local vet. There are also on line companies where you can mail a specimen. Be aware that all animals, chickens and humans included bear a varying load of internal parasites. Yes, even you and me. They only become problematic if they are producing symptoms. So, the idea of treating your birds for a parasite that may or may not even be present, and if present, may never become a problem, is not even considered best practice, IMO. If given free range in an area that has multiple herbs and natural plants, chickens will self medicate.
     
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  9. sellersV

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    Ok , thanks for clearing that up.
     
  10. lazy gardener

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