Worming of chickens...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kybeagle, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. kybeagle

    kybeagle Songster

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    I have chicks that are now about 11 weeks old, my question is when do I start worming them? Also, what do I use to worm with and what is the dosage? Their poo is somewhat runny on some of them and then others are fine. But I can't say that there looks to be any blood in the poo. They are on Purina Starter and Grower which has "amproliem" in it so I hope I don't have any cocci! Any info would be appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    I would wait until they are about 4-5 months old. just before they start to lay use Wazine in the water then 2 weeks later follow with another type of de-wormer like safeguard or iventimince (sp) pour on. Use the search on here there are a lot of thread that have to do with de-worming chickens. You can not eat the eggs for the 2 weeks following each de-worming. also do not feed the eggs to them or another pet they will have the wormers in them. then figure out a worming schedule that works for you area. I am going to de-worm each fall during molt. The reason to use the wazine is if they have worms it is easier on their systems. Just because you don't see worms doesn't mean they don't have them. You can also take a fecal sample to the vets to have them check for worms.
     

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