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Worming hens 2RSS feed

Posted: Wednesday 13 July, 2011

by Rosemary at 1:31pm in Poultry 2 comments Comments closed

I've been using Marriage's layer pellets with added Flubenvet to worm our hens - first time I've used this product. One of the side benefits is that I now have a better idea of how many bags of pellets I'm using. Now, I know it wouldn't be hard to keep a note and check invoices, but I've just never got round to it.

I bought two bags of pellets with wormer. This morning, the feeders needed refilling and I had to open the second bag. I had a wee panic that I wouldn't have enough for the seven day required feeding period so was pleasantly surprised to find, on checking the planner, that this was day six, so a bag of pellets lasted five full days. The flock is about 30-32 birds. I'll just use up the pellets, which will give a 10 day worming period, then I'll worm test them. The pellets have quite a short shelf-life because of the added wormer.

Just wish I could get them around here, rather than by relay from Ayrshire.

Comments

Wanda Wood

Thursday 14 July, 2011 at 12:43am

Sounds like you guy's are having a very busy summer! How are you liking your new place; since you have had time to settle in well? We are having some crazy weather around here. 97 some days and then down to 32 the next. Very interesting. Hi to everyone!

kimberley

Sunday 17 July, 2011 at 11:59pm

Hi Rosemary,

I'm really interested in knowing more about your chicken set up. I know you write about them often, I was hoping you could maybe do a summary post of who you have where and what they're used for? Maybe even a(nother) video tour but specifically chicken related?

Aslo, do you have a routine with your worming/lites/mites control?

Thanks,

Kimberley

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