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CHICKENS

CHICKEN CARE Information about our special one-off purchases.

WORMING

As with all other animals or Livestock we would recommend a regular worming regime. 3 to 4 times a year with a licenced product. We would recommend Flubenvet. This is administered in the feed for 7 consecutive days. Please note, no other treats or feed should be given whilst worming as you want them to eat only the feed with the wormer in. We would also recommend worming when getting new hens, moving/stressing them or introducing to a new flock. We would always recommend a licensed product for worming. Please note that Verm x is a herbal product which does not contain any active ingredients and is NOT licensed. This however could help to “promote good internal health and digestive system”. Again as with any other animals like cats and dogs it is recommended that you use a treatment for external parasites. We recommend using Diatomaceous earth. This is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary rock that has been crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. This powder has many uses and is used in a wide range of products. Apply the powder to the chickens, dusting it into the feathers and close to the skin. When you clean out the coop, dust it onto their bedding. If they have a dust bath you can sprinkle the powder in there also. As this is a very natural product you can use as often as you wish. We would say this is more of a preventative recommendation and just good practice to help prevent lice and mites. If you do find a mite or lice problem there are several products on the market to treat the birds and housing.

SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK CHICKENS © 2021

0333 006 4235

info@suffolkandnorfolkchickens.co.uk

LICE AND MITES

0333 006 4235

SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK

CHICKENS

CHICKEN CARE

SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK CHICKENS © 2021

0333 006 4235

info@suffolkandnorfolkchickens.co.uk

WORMING

As with all other animals or Livestock we would recommend a regular worming regime. 3 to 4 times a year with a licenced product. We would recommend Flubenvet. This is administered in the feed for 7 consecutive days. Please note, no other treats or feed should be given whilst worming as you want them to eat only the feed with the wormer in. We would also recommend worming when getting new hens, moving/stressing them or introducing to a new flock. We would always recommend a licensed product for worming. Please note that Verm x is a herbal product which does not contain any active ingredients and is NOT licensed. This however could help to “promote good internal health and digestive system”. Again as with any other animals like cats and dogs it is recommended that you use a treatment for external parasites. We recommend using Diatomaceous earth. This is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary rock that has been crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. This powder has many uses and is used in a wide range of products. Apply the powder to the chickens, dusting it into the feathers and close to the skin. When you clean out the coop, dust it onto their bedding. If they have a dust bath you can sprinkle the powder in there also. As this is a very natural product you can use as often as you wish. We would say this is more of a preventative recommendation and just good practice to help prevent lice and mites. If you do find a mite or lice problem there are several products on the market to treat the birds and housing.

LICE AND MITES