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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bigbum1984, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. bigbum1984

    bigbum1984 Out Of The Brooder

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    How often should i worm my chickens?

    I live in england so the weather isn't the warmest and I clean out their droppings everyday and have never seen anything in their pooh,
    I have 3 lohmann hybrid hens, they are 9 months old. Their pen is covered so no other birds can get to them. They lay eggs daily and seem healthy and happy
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    My own personal opinion is do nothing unless you suspect a problem. I have never wormed my chickens in the 8 years we've been keeping them, but I keep wormers on hand just in case. Some people worm their flock as a preventative a couple times a year: before going out to pasture in the spring, and upon coming in from pasture in the fall. Some symptoms of a worm problem are weight loss, dull or anemic-looking comb and wattles, and ceasing of egg laying. Also, watery and runny poops can mean a worm infestation (you may even see worms in the poops) but beware because chickens will have watery poops on occasion that are perfectly normal.
     

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