Originally Posted by rjones
My chicks have worms. What do I do to get rid of the worms.
Cause : Roundworms-eggs directly move from bird to bird through feces. Tapeworms-transmitted by flies, etc. that contact contaminated feces.
May cause unthriftiness & slow growth. Roundworms-3-6 inches long, pencil lead in diameter. Tapeworms-flat ribbon-like, segmented.To prevent this rotate birds in yards or pens. Screen off areas of heavy fecal deposits.There are various drugs for that.There are currently two basic techniques for controlling strongyle worms in red grouse. One is a direct catch-and-treat method, and the second is an indirect method using quartz grit coated in palm oil, which is then impregnated with an anthelmintic chemical (a worm-killing drug). They both have advantages and disadvantages with neither method achieving 100% worm eradication.
However, by correct implementation of these techniques, reductions in worm burdens are possible, with a corresponding increase in grouse productivity and survival. Using information from our National Gamebag Census, it is also possible to see the effects on grouse bags where estates use medicated grit and or dosing