Worming etc....

El-in-Oz

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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!
 

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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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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!


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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