Worming

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Peanutjmw, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Peanutjmw

    Peanutjmw New Egg

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    When should I worm and what to worm 4 week old Chicks with. Natural or Chemical?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Worming usually isn't done before one year.

    There are no "natural remedies" that I know of that will remove an infestation of worms. See the thread linked below. However, they can and do tolerate some worms. There are a lot of factors, one of which is how heavy the worm load is likely to be in your area -- usually much heavier in warm, moist climates and soil. One experienced chicken keeper in my area worms his adults 4 or 5 times a ear -- and some people never worm.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...r-crd-parasites-are-rampant/0_20#post_7474233
     
  3. Peanutjmw

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    Thanks. Just wanted to have healthy chicks. Always bought full grown hens.
     

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