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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MasterOfClucker, Jan 9, 2017.
This video made me so mad.This is because of feed store employees
Sorry, I couldn't watch more than the opening. Fantasy strikes yet again! Mary
It was bad, and I think she even said that it will treat *all* worms!
I watched it all [giving myself a pat on the back] I have two words .. cute dogs
The thing that got me was when she said there is no Wormer besides De that kills every worm.
Technically, that statement is true. Other than that.... watching any of her videos is valuable time wasted out of a life that could actually be spent learning appropriate husbandry methods. common worm meds that are marketed to kill ascarids (round worms) will not kill tape worms. And any wormer is not likely to kill all the worms present, leaving some behind that were strong enough to resist the medication. Those in turn go on to breed and produce new generations that over time will become increasingly resistant to what ever wormer is being used. That is why it's recommended that, if you do worm your animals, you change the medication, instead of using the same one all the time. It's now being accepted as "best practice" by many to consider the parasitic load of your flock or herd, realizing that it's a natural state for all species to have a bit of a parasitic load. (even humans) 90% of the parasite load is typically carried by 10% of the animals in a flock or herd. Cull those less thrifty animals, and you're well on the way towards breeding a flock or herd that is parasite resistant. Breed a parasite resistant flock or herd, and over time, I'm theorizing that your soil will actually carry fewer possible parasites.
There are plenty of natural anti helminthics. Garlic and ginger, being the first two that come to mind. There are many others. When chickens have access to free range, they avail themselves of them all the time: sharp grass blades that will cut your palm if drawn across it like a knife. I remember as a girl, pulling grass for the horses, and getting bloody palms from that grass. I've seen my chickens mowing down those blades like they were a delightful salad. Rhubarb leaves: How often have we heard that they are deadly toxic? They are to worms. Bee kissed downloaded such an article last fall when she noted that her birds were skeletonizing her rhubarb leaves. I've also noticed my birds doing the same thing when they come in to clean up the fall garden. Pumpkin seeds. How convenient that our Creator designed such things to be available right before animals enter into the hardest time of the year! And the list goes on. Your birds KNOW what they need, and will use it, if only they have access to it.
I dont Deworm my birds unless they have it.Most if not all natural Dewormers don't work including Garlic,Ginger and pumpkin seeds.Yes,I know that there are Dewormers that say they kill all worms but dont do it that well but what got me was when she said DE kills a worms she is spreading false information.
Will someone please show me a properly documented study that shows the efficacy of pumpkin seeds, garlic, ginger, rhubarb, etc., and please also show me studies that show these are safe. Beekissed might feel comfortable feeding rhubarb leaves and garlic to her flock, but I strongly suggest that anyone else considering this contact a poultry health expert from one of the many universities.