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We've been keeping Heritage Breed and EE's for three years now, breeding, hatching, growing out and selling started pullets and layers, having our broody's hatch out chicks, etc. and selling the flock's pastured eggs at farmers markets for two years now and we've never had a KNOWN issue or problem with worms.  I routinely monitor my flock's droppings and they appear very 'normal' and healthy.

 

We regularly feed the flock treats of whole pumpkins, squash and watermelon - whichever is available in season as well as put ACV with the Mother in

their drinking water from day old forward and we believe these practices are helping to keep our flock healthy as preventatives.

 

JOHO based on our experience.

We Breed, Hatch, Grow Out & Sell Welsummers, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Delawares, New Harmpshire Reds, Black Australorps, 

Buff Orpingtons, White Leghorns and Easter Eggers 

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We Breed, Hatch, Grow Out & Sell Welsummers, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Delawares, New Harmpshire Reds, Black Australorps, 

Buff Orpingtons, White Leghorns and Easter Eggers 

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post #92 of 99

Flubenvet is an approved poultry wormer.

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Flubenvet is an approved poultry wormer.


Not here in the U.S. it isn't. You must be in the UK or other than the United States. Only Wazine is approved here, unless there has been a recent change made.


Edited by speckledhen - 11/2/14 at 4:27pm

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post #94 of 99
Where would you buy pumpkinseeds? And what kind, raw, roasted, salted? I'm sure there are more options than those.
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post #95 of 99
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Where would you buy pumpkinseeds? And what kind, raw, roasted, salted? I'm sure there are more options than those.


You want raw, really. NEVER salted. I bought some in the bulk foods at the local grocery store where they had all sorts of nuts and nut butters, candy, granola mixes, etc. You can also find them at health food stores, but they are quite expensive there. In fact, they've gotten so expensive that I no longer buy them just for the chickens. When we have butternut squash in summer, the birds get the cooked hulls to munch on with some of the meat still attached and the seeds I've scooped out, but that's about it. They are really more of a mild preventative, not a true full-on wormer for a big infestation so to do the most good, you'd have to give them on a regular basis or just break open a cooked squash or pumpkin half for them to eat on, seeds and all.


Edited by speckledhen - 12/25/14 at 6:32am

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

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post #96 of 99
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You want raw, really. NEVER salted. I bought some in the bulk foods at the local grocery store where they had all sorts of nuts and nut butters, candy, granola mixes, etc. You can also find them at health food stores, but they are quite expensive there. In fact, they've gotten so expensive that I no longer buy them just for the chickens. When we have butternut squash in summer, the birds get the cooked hulls to munch on with some of the meat still attached and the seeds I've scooped out, but that's about it. They are really more of a mild preventative, not a true full-on wormer for a big infestation so to do the most good, you'd have to give them on a regular basis or just break open a cooked squash or pumpkin half for them to eat on, seeds and all.

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post #97 of 99

You're very welcome. Have a great holiday and hope your 2015 is a good one.

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

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"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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post #98 of 99

Ivermec and Valbazen are two totally different de wormers.

Years ago, I tried all the Organic ways to de worm.  Also did Fecal samples..... sadly, as much as I wished it so.... they didn't work.
Specially in this climate.


Edited by Bergere - 10/13/15 at 7:38am
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Ivermec and Valbazen are two totally different de wormers.


Years ago, I tried all the Organic ways to de worm.  Also did Fecal samples..... sadly, as much as I wished it so.... they didn't work.

Specially in this climate.

In the US, Valbazen (albendazole) and Safeguard (fenbendazole) are two very good wormers when used properly.

Ivermectin is not a very good one to use.

-Kathy
Edited by casportpony - 10/13/15 at 9:54am
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