Worming chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by catahoulalil, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. catahoulalil

    catahoulalil Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,

    Do I need to worm my adult chickens? I was thumbing through the Wilco catalog, and they had wormer for chickens, so that got me wondering. What are the signs & symptoms of worms in chickens? I am loving my girls. I had no idea having chickens would be so much fun!

    Thanks,

    Dee

    Portland, Oregon
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Glad you are enjoying your chickens! [​IMG]

    Opinions vary about worming. Some do it once or twice a year, as a preventative.
    I don't actually worm unless I see worms in their poop. Which, despite our climate, is very rare.
     
  3. lauriruth

    lauriruth Chillin' With My Peeps

    doesn't DE act as a preventative or no?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:DE, along with some other natural choices, is considered a preventive and should not be relied on to remove a heavy wormload.
     

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