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Does diatomacous earth work to kill interal worm on ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Happy Quack, May 30, 2016.

  1. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for a natural way to deworm my ducks. I just don't want to throw away all the eggs for a month. Thank for any info.
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do your ducks have worms?
    I've never had to deworm my ducks or chickens in the almost 6 years I've had birds.
     
  3. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so, but I am going to have stool sample done to make sure. They are around things that have had worms, like dogs. The ducks are pasture raised.
     
  4. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Good idea to have a fecal float done first... if they don't have any, then no need to worm...

    But to answer your question, no, DE does not deworm any live animal... it's only effectiveness is a *possible* preventative for soft bodied parasites and only if it is dry... once wet, like inside a ducks mouth, it is totally ineffective...
     
  6. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  7. Shade454

    Shade454 Out Of The Brooder

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    Raven knows her stuff.
     

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