Anyone feed epazote (wormseed)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flowerchild59, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Epazote grows basically all over the world as a weed. It is used extensively in mexican and south american cooking and used medicinally as a wormer. It has a rather unusual odor that is odd and wonderful at the same time. I like it in mexican food, quesidillas, tamales and the such.
    Whenever I see it growing wild I pick it and feed it to the girls. I wonder if it has a "deworming" factor if you feed it to hens. Any ideas?
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  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Not sure about the dewormer but I would worry about the flavor getting into your eggs.. You liki it but if your customers dont then you amy have a problem.. i had to stop selling eggs for a while after my girls ate a bunch of wild onions...
     
  3. crossedwires

    crossedwires Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the active chemicals for the wormer part are contained in the oil mainly from the seed so unless you refine the seed meal and exstract the oil then the benifits as a wormer are fairly small, however if does no harm to feed it so why not, and as was pointed out you have the issue of tainted eggs.
     

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