It’s worming time again

I worm the girls, the recommended, twice a year.  I do this in March and September. I find the easiest way is to add the flubenvet powder to mash. All my girls have always loved mash so it’s an easy way to make sure they all get some.

I have given mash a couple of times over the last week to establish if the five amigos like mash too. It turned out that they too love mash so I felt ready to start today for seven consecutive days.

I am mixing fifty fifty growers and layers pellets as the best way to accommodate both the younger girls and the laying girls. I made the mash in four dishes, two smaller dishes for the patio area and two larger dishes for the food station half way down the run and at the bottom of the run.

This is because the three bigger girls mostly use the patio area but the larger group of smaller girls prefer the dishes in the run.

I then sprinkle one measuring spoon (which comes with the flubenvet) over the mash. It’s not an exact science but as my girls are so small they only need a little bit and as long as all the girls get some I am happy with that.

Flame is the first to the mash

She is soon joined by Ebony

Dandelion finds one of the dishes out in the run

Sienna and Jasmine join her

They are joined by Cinnamon

Vanilla is the first of the amigos to find the mash at the bottom of the run

She is soon joined by Spangle

The amigos emptied the dish at the bottom of the run and moved on to this one

I felt really pleased to have seen all twelve girls have some mash and am happy that this will ensure that they all get some worming powder.

By the afternoon all the dishes were empty so it was a successful first day.

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9 Responses to It’s worming time again

  1. Jenny says:

    Flames feathers are absolutely beautiful and Spangle reminds me of a turnstone!

  2. marion says:

    Well done girls.

  3. Kevin says:

    They all look great.

    I have just bought some layers pellets with Flubenvet added to also worm ours, for the first time.

    • Carol says:

      The reason I don’t do it that way is you usually have to buy such a big bag of pellets that there is a lot of waste as they don’t have a very long date. Maybe you have found somewhere where you can buy a reasonable amount. The flubenvet that I buy is in a tub 6og and does two six monthly worming so lasts a year. The one I have just bought has an expiry date of March 2020.

  4. Kevin says:

    It’s a 5kg bag which should be enough for the (now 6) of them. I hope!

    • Carol says:

      I buy my pellets in 5kg bags too. Probably because my girls are so small the bag lasts me months. A weeks worth out the bag would hardly be noticeable. I use a plastic cup to fill all the food dishes and a cup will do a couple of days.

    • Carol says:

      Just did a double take! It just got through to me that you said (now 6) not 4. I have just gone over to your blog to see.

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