Worming time again

Sugar started off this most recent broody spell by not being as committed as usual. But as time went on she gradually became more committed. She would no longer perch in the chicken shed at bedtime and no matter how many times I put her back on the perch she just dropped back down again.

I decided the time had come to put her in the broody crate overnight for a few nights. The odd thing is that she accepts sitting on the perch at night in the crate. It only usually takes a few nights to break her out of it.

This morning when I took Sugar out of the broody crate I saw that there were worms in her poop under the perch. I usually worm the girls in March and September and this was a timely reminder to do it straight away. I usually like to worm after new girls have come in as well so this would be a good time to do them too.

I will as usual put flubenvet in dishes of mash for seven consecutive days as this is the easiest way of doing it. This morning was the first day.

Worming the girls
Dishes of mash with flubenvet
All the girls get a share
And I get some group photos

In other news there is now a lot of moulting going on. There are loads of feathers in the chicken shed in the mornings and in the run during the day. Most of the feathers are from the three game girls with a smaller amount from Autumn too.

I am quite surprised how much Mango and Cloud are moulting as it’s their first year. Storm didn’t moult at all last year although she is this year but not as much as Mango and Cloud at the moment.

It will be good to get the girls through the moult before winter and also good to get them wormed.

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6 Responses to Worming time again

  1. marion.pharo says:

    Just done Flea and tic and worming with Ellie, it soon comes around.

  2. Sophie says:

    Just reminded me to do my girls! My Barbu de grubbe is furiously moulting but not the seramas yet xx

    • Carol says:

      I gave Sugar one more night in the crate after I started worming and she had worms in her poop again. I have found nothing since and none in the chicken shed or run so I think that perhaps it was only Sugar who had worms. She is now through the broody stage again. The two seramas don’t appear to be moulting but the rest of the girls are dropping loads of feathers. xx

  3. DAVID says:

    It is really good if they’re re-feathered before the worst of the weather.

    • Carol says:

      I agree, great to get it over before winter weather. Although there are loads of feathers in the run they all look okay. Plenty of pins so I think feathers are coming in quickly.

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