Worming good preventive maintenance?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by imthedude, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birds are not laying much right now, and I think a 3 or 4 are lightly molting, so I'm thinking about worming them as a good preventive maintenance before production picks up so I don't have to waste even more eggs. How many of you worm your flock whether or not you have evidence of your birds being wormy?
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    yup - if wild birds have access to the pen / run at all they will eventually get worms. Not a problem to preventatively treat for this little issue!
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I worm my entire flock every 6 months, as well as my horses.
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto, you should worm them 2 treatments per year.The 1st treatment and then 10 days later and another treatment 6 months later,same thing 1st time and 10 days later to kill the cycle.
    In N.H.,Tony.
    mr. birdaholic :

    I worm my entire flock every 6 months, as well as my horses.​
     
  5. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very new at keeping chickens and I would like to know what to worm them with. Where do you buy the wormer, etc.?
     
  6. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Hey Meekasmom - welcome to Chickens!

    I found what I needed at my local Rural King. It was actually a horse wormer, not sure of the name, but look around in the "emergency & diseases" section of the forums here and you'll probably find a thread about worming that will give you the info. Or someone will come along here and give you the names [​IMG]

    It was recommended to use one thing in the water (and throw out the water after they've had access to it for a day). Then 10 days later you use the horse stuff. I got two of my gals laying again after I did this -- whoo hoo!
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  7. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had chicken for around 5-6 years and have never wormed (or is that de-worm) my flock. Never noticed worms but then again, maybe I don't know what I am looking for.

    Subscribing. Curious if this is a regional thing or just preventive maintenance.
     

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