yotetrapper

Songster
12 Years
May 3, 2007
2,516
19
223
North Central MS
A guy I know that raises birds asked us if we'd wormed our quail yet. I didnt know we had to. Do quail need to be wormed, and if so, what do you worm then with?
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
122
301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
you don't *have* to unless you house them on the ground where they can come into contact with ickies and cocci. You can worm them just how you'd worm a chicken just a smaller dosage. I don't because my birds are all in raised pens.
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
122
301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Quote:if you notice a drop in weight then more than likely they may have worms. I dont know anyone who worms their buttons but wow that'd be one small dosage! LOL! I wish i could help. I probably wouldnt worm them unless you saw a problem but that's just me
 

Ironsun

Chirping
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
105
0
99
Cumbria
Hi,

I think there would be no advantage worming your birds unless they are kept on the same outdoor ground for a few years, they'll be more worm eggs in the ground for birds to pick up. Raised or indoor cages do not contain soils so would'nt be at risk from worm eggs.

Ironsun
 

yotetrapper

Songster
12 Years
May 3, 2007
2,516
19
223
North Central MS
Thanks, that was what I figured but when my husband talked to that friend of his he was like ohh we cant put the quail outside until we worm them.. and I was like, huh? LOL. I didnt know anything about quail. though, so figured i'd check.
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
122
301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
some people just think you can't do things a certain way at all. theres always exceptions to an old rule
however I've never heard of that one LOL! Coturnix and many other quail are pretty hardy so you'll be fine
 

CARS

Songster
10 Years
11 Years
Jan 24, 2009
1,670
24
181
Saint James/ Comfrey MN
In all honesty I haven't wormed anything in 5 years. I have turkeys and chickens in the same barn, on the same ground. Quail in cages.

So Far So Good!!!!!!!!!!!





P.s. I have only had poultry for 5 years
 
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