Worming?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cmoulton, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Cmoulton

    Cmoulton New Egg

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    I got my first 2 chickens this past weekend, and im reading a few things about people deworming theirs. How often are you supposed to do that? And what do you use? Do feed stores normally do that for you before you buy?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    There's not a simple, straightforward answer. It's very unlikely your feed store wormed them. Usually chickens do not need worming until they are adults. Some people never worm their chickens, and some worm them evert two or three months. I give mine Valbazen once or twice a year. Here is some reading:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...nd-piperazine-dosage-for-bantams#post_2525157

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ts-is-not-coryza-or-crd-parasites-are-rampant

    http://healthybirds.umd.edu/Disease/Deworming Birds.pdf
     

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