Worming Chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spies04, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do you use a worming medicine on chickens and which is the best to use? Also, what are the systems if you poultry has worms or lice?

    thanks!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Valbazen and it works great and i use it every 4 weeks but you could use it Spring and Fall if you wanted. And a 14 day egg withdrawel
     
  4. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why do you worm every 4 weeks? If there is a 14 day withdrawal period, do you ever get to eat the eggs?
     
  5. JoePa

    JoePa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worm your chickens unless you know for sure if the have any - just worming them because you think they might have them isn't a good idea -
     
  6. FrenchToast

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  7. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you give me the symptoms of worms or lice? I am not sure what I would be looking for.
     
  8. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:These are just the things I have noticed: lethargy, poor laying when they should be laying well, a general "sick" look with lessened scratching and enjoying life, they have a more quiet and sleepy attitude, and the most obvious: look at the poop where they roost. If you see a worm in the poop, you know why they've been acting off. Just wormed my flock yesterday because I saw a worm! [​IMG]
     
  9. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why do you worm every 4 weeks? If there is a 14 day withdrawal period, do you ever get to eat the eggs?

    B/C in our area the worms are very common. and Yes we do get to eat the eggs. Sometimes we do it every 6 weeks. I would suggest you just do it annually or twice a year [​IMG]
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    Quote:These are just the things I have noticed: lethargy, poor laying when they should be laying well, a general "sick" look with lessened scratching and enjoying life, they have a more quiet and sleepy attitude, and the most obvious: look at the poop where they roost. If you see a worm in the poop, you know why they've been acting off. Just wormed my flock yesterday because I saw a worm! [​IMG]

    Yes, but the biggest symptom of worms is losing weight. If they start looking skinny all of a sudden, then you want to look into it.

    We don't have a big worm problem - once a year works fine here.​
     

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