June 2010

Scratch Or Feed?

Across the country, people's baby chicks are growing into pullets.  Aww!  They were so cute as chicks, and then they went through that ugly "baby dinosaur" phase, and now they are starting to look like real chickens.  Most people start getting their first egg between now and August (depending on when chicks came out in your area).  

Worming Chickens

It is an unfortunate truth that chickens, just like every other form of livestock, need to be wormed.  There are a lot of reasons to do this, and different methods available.  

Why worm?
Chickens, because they forage off the ground, can easily pick up a worm infestation.  In fact, it's almost inevitable.  The most common source of infestation is ascarid worms, also known as large roundworms.  Threadworms, tapeworms, and gapeworms are all also frequently present.