1. cdavis76

    cdavis76 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2010
    I need to know how to tell if my flock has worms and if so the best product and way to worm them.
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Most times you don't know until the infestation is severe. I give them things that help slow the growth of intestinal worms down (like pumpkin) but I fully worm them in the fall and spring before breeding.

    If they are severely infested you would notice an egg drop (less eggs), Eating a lot but not gaining weight, not eating much at all, etc.

    • watery runny droppings
    • loss of appetite
    • ceasing of egg laying
    • dehydration
    • going off alone
    • loss of balance (due to weakness from a heavy infestation)
    • dull comb,wattles and eyes

    If you see worms in their poop - it's time to worm them. Fast.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop

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