Worming?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sherloki, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I know I've heard a lot of talk about worming chickens, but I'm not entirely sure what's true and what's not. I'm hoping some of you guys can better inform me. My girls haven't yet been let out into the yard, which is where my dog also gets let out. I was told that if they're out where the dog poops, they need to be on wormer so they don't get worms. I've also heard that you have to be carefully of what kind of wormer you give them, if you want to eat the eggs. How much of this is true? Also when I tried to do research on wormers, what I found looked more like treatments for different kind of worms that they ALREADY had. One website said something along the lines of needing to know what kind of worms they were getting so you could get the right preventative? I have seen wormers at TSC before, but it's not something I'm experienced with. Just wondering what you guys do, and if what I've been told is accurate. Want the girls to all be healthy and happy, but am also not sure entirely what the scoop is on worms.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Dogs and chicken do not host the same worms.
    Yes some wormers have a meat and egg withdrawal......
    .....and many wormers suggested are not approved for poultry so no withdrawal has been established.....
    .....and some are flat out prohibited for poultry.

    Chickens can carry some worm load without it being detrimental to their health.
    Best bet is to get a fecal float exam done by someone who knows poultry, and isn't trying to sell you wormers,
    to find out what worms your bird might have, and what the counts are to know if they need to be treated.
    Here's link to a reputable fecal testing place:
    http://www.midamericaagresearch.net/instructions.php
     
  3. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh ok, thanks for the information.[​IMG]
     

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