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Worming question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JakRat, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    When can you first de worm chickens?? I got mine from a local farmer and I am a bit worried that they may have worms... or are they to young to have worms?? They range from one month to 2 months.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Oh good question! I know there are some de-wormers which are supposed to be more gentle. Maybe someone else can chime in?
     
  3. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the signs of a chicken having worms? I got my chicks from a local farmer too. Should I be worried?
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You'll see worms in their poo sometimes. Older birds may start acting droopy and have decreased egg production.
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:No worms in poo or anything.. I was just a bit worried since I know that they got no vaccines and what not at the farmers place. He was wrong about their ages, breeds and gender so of course I am now worried that they are all sick or something but arent showing any signs.
     

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