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.
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
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.
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.