Worming Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Muscovies, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have to worm chickens?
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Nope. Never have dewormed any of my flocks.
     
  3. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why do some people worm them?

    Thanks
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    If their feet touch the ground, they'll get worms eventually. Yes, I worm mine.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  6. new&learning

    new&learning Out Of The Brooder

    glad you posted this i also have been wondering about this. how do you know if you need to worm them?
     
  7. dawg53

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    new&learning :

    glad you posted this i also have been wondering about this. how do you know if you need to worm them?

    Slacked off eating/drinking or not at all, acting lethargic, not acting like a chicken should in general. Check their poop occasionally for worms.​
     
  8. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes chikens get worms. Mine had round worms.
     
  9. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never have....yet.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Slacked off eating/drinking or not at all, acting lethargic, not acting like a chicken should in general. Check their poop occasionally for worms.

    Weight loss too. If your large hen is suddenly looking thin, she could have worms.

    Most people here that worm do it once a year. Usually in winter when you don't have as many eggs, because you need to toss the eggs for 14 days.
     

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