Why reg­u­lar worm­ing is rec­om­mended

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QCan chick­ens be wormed at any age? Should I use a wormer like Fluben­vet, or would a reg­u­lar dose of ap­ple cider vine­gar (ACV) be suf­fi­cient?

AVic­to­ria says: Fluben­vet is the only li­censed wormer for chick­ens. They can be wormed at any age, but the rec­om­men­da­tion is to do so at eight and 16 weeks and then, depending on stock­ing den­sity, it may be wise to worm them more of­ten if they are kept in a small area.

Reg­u­lar ACV is ex­cel­lent prac­tice, but while it will not con­trol worms it will act to help the im­mune sys­tem to be strong. If your hens are worm free, they will be in a stronger po­si­tion to re­sist in­fec­tions and dis­eases in any case.

Hens that are worm free will be in a stronger po­si­tion to re­sist in­fec­tions and dis­eases

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