de-worming questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gjoyner, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. gjoyner

    gjoyner Songster

    I am new to this and have two chicks. I am going organic with these ladies and am only going to be eating their eggs. Do I need to give them any sort of medication for de-worming later? I havent heard anything bout it and just wondered if it was part of owning chickens. does Food grade DE do that? I just was wondering. Can someone let me know.
    thanks!

    Ps: I dont think they have worms or anything..I jsut want to know what to do for the future. I have them on a non medicated starter still.
     
  2. Farm Frenzy

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    Apple Cider vinager
     
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  3. gjoyner

    gjoyner Songster

    what does that mean?
     
  4. Farm Frenzy

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    Apple cider vinager mixed in their water is used for a natural wormer.
     
  5. Garlic is also a natural wormer. Take several cloves of garlic, crush them up and let sit in 1/2 cup of warm water for 6-8 hours. Give each chicken an eyedropper full or a teaspoon full. It was in this months BackYard Poultry magazine.
     
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  6. gjoyner

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    awesome! I eat tons of garlic. How often do you do this? I live in Colorado which is a very dry state. How do you force them to drink it? Do you just pry thier beaks open and squirt it?
     
  7. Verm-X is also natural. Seems to doing ok for my flock of 7 chickens. There is no withdrawal time either. So no worries.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.verm-xusa.com/
     
  8. It says to just squirt it into their mouth.

    Or you can crush garlic, and hang it in a stocking in the water. 1/4 pound of crushed garlic per 3 gallons of water. Do that for 1 week, then plain water, and then the garlic water for 1 more week. Repeat every 3 months it says.
     
  9. gjoyner

    gjoyner Songster

    that seems like a lot of garlic for two chickens. Is that too much?
     
  10. Quote:The 1/4 pound of crushed garlic is per 3 gallons of water, so it doesnt matter how many chickens you have.
     

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