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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cdavis76, Sep 11, 2012.
I need to know how to tell if my flock has worms and if so the best product and way to worm them.
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
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.
The main symptom I have noticed is loss of weight.
Here's a great thread on worming: