de-worming questions

gjoyner

Songster
10 Years
May 9, 2009
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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.
 

SundownWaterfowl

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 16, 2008
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Southern Columbia County NY
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.
 

gjoyner

Songster
10 Years
May 9, 2009
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Denver Metro area Colorado
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?
 

SundownWaterfowl

Crowing
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Mar 16, 2008
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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.
 

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