Worming chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ole rooster, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 new chicks under the mama I think thats a good deal. Settin on 6 eggs and all of them hatched. Good rooster, huh? I wormed all the other chickens with Wazine last week but this hen didn't get it.

    Two questions> Do I need to worm the chicks? And if the Wazine is put in the water both will be drinking will it harm the chicks? Right now I've just put in water with a tad of ACV in it and medicated starter feed.
     
  2. whoaitsmike

    whoaitsmike Out Of The Brooder

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    cause i'd also like to know if i need to worm the chickens? i feed them medicated food, but should i worm them? what if they are meat birds?
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Worming is a non issue if you bought them from a good supplier or in your case got them from one of your hens that are healthy. If you have them on medicated chick feed also. Most chicks will not get worms in the digestive tract if not introduced to the tract or give them foods that may cause worms.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Most animals, chickens included, can handle a small wormload easily. I personally don't feel comfortable worming chickens younger than 6 months unless there is clear evidence of worms.
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thank you. That does ease my mind on the issue. They all seem so lively now, eating and drink like little pigs. [​IMG]
     

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