natural dewormer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by beefy, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    does anyone know of any type of plants or anything that acts as a natural dewormer for livestock?
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    I don't know of any, but food grade DE is small fossilized exoskeletons, to i would say that's natural. it works by drying up the worms i think...
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Food grade DE is safe for all animals and humans, internally and externally. It is recommended that you wear a face mask when working with it because it is very fine (like flour).
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Dried unsaltedPumpkin seed have been roomered to be a good natural wormer it probably only works occasionaly I havent seen any worms in my birds stool but they may not have been exposed to any and they did eat alot of pumpkin seeds.

    Henry
     
  5. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    can you use a microscope to check the worm load on chickens like you can on goats? has anyone done this? or similar?

    thanks
     
  6. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Milk Thistle seeds for my horses as a natural dewormer. I am sure it would work for chickens as well as other animals too. It's also a good liver tonic too. I purchase all my herbs from www.texasnaturalsupply.com . Her prices are very reasonable and all her herbs are either wild-harvested or wild-crafted. Basically, they are organic they just don't have the organic seal of approval on them otherwise she would have to increase her prices.
     

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