Worming Free range hens that share space with goats

Pepper Landis

10 Years
Jul 23, 2009
Hi guys do any of you free range your hens with goats (Dairy goats). I've been worming my goats every 3 mos. and I was told that I should be worming the hens too. I don't know what to use that won't harm the goats. They share the barn, water pails and whether I like or not the food. I scatter the food on the ground to try and keep the goats from eating it. In pellet form & scratch. Their pooh has been kind of runny lately on some of the hens. And it's just over a year now they aren't laying as well. Out of 10 hens I get an average of 5 eggs a day now. I just added 10 more Hens about 12 weeks old to the flock too. I'm still giving them starter but I put it up height so the goats don't get it and try to keep the older ones out of that. Kind of a pain in the butt. I have to bring the young one in the barn twice a day while milking the goats to feed them away from the others. At 12 weeks I don't think they will need the starter much longer. They free range the rest of the day.

Thanks Pepper

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