1. nick123548

    nick123548 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had my chickens for about 9 months. I have been thinking about worming them just because. My wife works at a vets office, and she is taking in a fecal sample to check it. I have seen a lot of post on BYC about Jeffers Livestock, and Valbazen. I went to there site, and they have a product called Wormguard. Is the Wormguard worth it?
     
  2. dawg53

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    I'd wait for the results of the fecal sample before you worm.
     
  3. nick123548

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    My wife called when she went to lunch. She said they did not see anything. I didn't know if the Wormguard could be used as a preventative product like Heartguard in dogs.
     
  4. parkerpeeps7

    parkerpeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey dawg53- I have seen a lot of your posts about worming & feel you are the worm-knowledge king, lol. I have a hen who is currently indoors b/c she was staying to herself & not eating too much, standing puffed up. She is eating and drinking now that she is inside but she is looking paler. I've got vitamins to go in her water but should I worm 1st or use vitamins 1st? Other chickens are acting normal.

    Thank you!
     
  5. dawg53

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    It could be several things; lice/mites, eggbound, worms, maybe even cocci. If you decide to worm her, worm the rest of your birds as well.
     
  6. parkerpeeps7

    parkerpeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you! I have checked her for lice/mites & have been checking her for an egg & she does not seem to be eggbound. I've been speaking with other members in another thread about her & have tried all their other suggestions & this is where I'm at now: de-worm her or vitamins b/c I can see no other signs of anything else.
     

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