garlic and cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rachipetal, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. rachipetal

    rachipetal In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2008
    Bristol, Uk
    Do garlic and cider vinegar reduce or prevent worms? I use verm-x but am worried that they haven't had enough of the treatment and might suffer as a result
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Apple Cider vinegar with 'the mother' is a great preventative however, your chickens need to be worm free prior. IT also aids in digestion among other things.
    Garlic is good for them too but too much too often can cause eggs to have an 'off' flavour.
  3. earthnut

    earthnut Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Seattle, Cascadia
    I've only read about using garlic for yeast infections and ACV for probiotics in the mother. Probiotics will help the general health of the chickens making them more resistant to infection in general, but they don't work directly against worms.

    The only supplement I've heard that works directly against worms is food grade DE.

    I do wonder what is in verm-x...
  4. eastTNchick

    eastTNchick Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    Decatur, TN
    I have been told that you can add 1 cup apple cider vinegar & 2 cloves garlic (1 clove elephant garlic), halved to 5 gallons of water for them, which acts as antibacterial and antifungal agents. Is this true?
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I use apple cider vinegar to help with loose poo problems. It works really well for that. I never heard of usin it for worms...
  6. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    In the Learning Center on here, there is a recipe for 1 tbs cidar vinegar per gallon water...and on the garlic, just peel and put in dish.

    I have read a lot on here about this and it seems to be the fav for "natural" wormer.

    We are trying it now ourselves and they don't seem to know it is in there [​IMG]
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    chopped pumpkin seeds - unsalted, please- are a great natural wormer, too. Many mentions on this site as well.
  8. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    Yes, I have read a lot about them. My kids love any type of melon/pumpkin. I will be growing a ton of them next year...just for the chickens [​IMG]

    thank you!
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Quote:You need good buttermilk to flush it through.
  10. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    AAHHH, really? Good to know, haven't heard that one...I would have been hating life, but that makes since to have something to go in with the seeds.

    I have read about the lack of salt for them...

    you are very knowledgeable...question please?

    I am sitting here with a girl with wet pox...and feeding & gining her water. Since she doesn't want to lower her head due to lack of being able to breath...

    question is...should I just let her go? or help her? how long should I try to feed & water her?

    I am a realist...totally OK with "nature" or mercy can't be offended very easily [​IMG]

    If you think there is a chance, I can and will do the "hospice" care...but ...



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