Worming Chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickencoop789, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
    Do you only give chickens wormers when you know that they have worms or are you supposed to worm them regularly?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    The opinion on worming varies. Worming regularly can help prevent large parasite infestations, but it can also create a problem by causing the worms to be resistant to the wormer. To prevent that, the best thing you can do is rotate the wormer used, or only worm when you see evidence of worms. I started worming twice a year last year simply to make sure I didn't have any problems; before then, I didn't worm at all and saw no obvious signs of worms.

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