Worming etc....

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

  1. El-in-Oz

    El-in-Oz In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2016
    Victoria, Australia
    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 Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    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

    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.


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