Worming Schedule

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by High Prairie, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. High Prairie

    High Prairie Just Hatched

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    I wormed my flock with two doses of Safeguard back in late August or early September. I haven't seen any signs of worm infestation, but I lost a hen this morning who was suffering from slow or sour crop and who didn't respond to any of the recommended treatments I tried. I don't know that she had worms. I read that many people treat for worms twice a year, and that's what I was planning to do. Do you think it's necessary to worm now as a preventative or just stick with my plan? I'm very inexperienced with this and want to do what's best in the hopes of keeping everyone healthy. Thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would gather some fresh droppings from your flock on a day when you can take them in to your local bet for testing. SafeGuard can be given 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row to get most all chicken worms, even capillary worms.
     
  3. High Prairie

    High Prairie Just Hatched

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    I will do that. Thank you!
     

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