Worming etc....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by El-in-Oz, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. El-in-Oz

    El-in-Oz Just Hatched

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    Being new to chicken keeping I'm wondering what I need to do to keep them healthy i.e worming or other parasite control. They have been vaccinated for something when we got them but I can't remember the name of it. Also how to do it! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They were probably vaccinated for Marek's.
    Much depends on where you live and how they are housed. Where are you located?
    I don't vaccinate, medicate nor treat for worms unless needed. I've only wormed a couple birds in my life.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    For *treating* lice and/or mites you can use a permethrin dust or spray.
    For treating just lice I use ivermectin.

    Worms... Would be best to establish a relationship with a vet and have routine fecals done.

    -Kathy
     

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