fed them pumpkin seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by richje100, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. richje100

    richje100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive fed my hens the flesh & seeds from a few pumpkins. ive been told on here that the seeds are a ntural worming substitue.
    2 days after feeding them, ive noticed red "pieces of flesh" (like small giblets out of a fresh chicken) with what looks like dried pasta about 2inches long & bunched together like roots of a plant.
    are these worms?
     
  2. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dried pasta thing I know Ive seen this before and Yes it is worms.
     
  3. richje100

    richje100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, never seen them before. how do they get them? from eating food off the floor & allsorts of bugs?
    how ofter do you worm them?
     
  4. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eating bugs that carry the worm eggs waiting for a host to hatch out in.
    I worm in the Spring and Fall.When creepy crawlys are about.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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