Natural Wormers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AmynChad, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. AmynChad

    AmynChad In the Brooder

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    I'm sure there has been a thread about this before, but I would love to see everyone's thoughts and recommendations for a natural dewormer. From my search results, I have found Pumpkin seeds, DE, and carrots in a juicer form. I have not seen any evidence of worms in my chickens poo, but I would like them to be just a bit bulkier, so I suspicion a mild infestation. If they don't have worms, I'd like to do something preventative anyway.
     

  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Raw pumkin seeds work the best, from what I have researched. They need to be chopped, so you can put them through a food processor just to open them a bit, or just roughly hand chop.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    As Wynette said, but also add them to some buttermilk. [​IMG]

    It's also good to add some ACV with the mother in it (I use Bragg's) to the water as a preventative. Use 1 tsp. to 1 gallon of water.
     
  4. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

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    I hear coffee grounds that have been run thru a coffeee maker (used) I dont know cause I dont hav ethe wormy issue!!!
     

  5. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 In the Brooder

    Do the pumpkin seeds need to have the shells removed or can they be left on?? [​IMG]
     
  6. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

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    Quote:Left on, it's actually the shells that have the wormer in them.
     
  7. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 In the Brooder

    Ok Thanks!! I wasn't looking forward to shelling all the pumpkin seeds I just bought!! [​IMG] Can I mix some cayanne pepper in with the seeds? Will that also help with any possible worms? I haven't seen any but one of my hens comb is looking a little paler than normal and she seems kind of lite
     

  8. What is ACV?
     
  9. lalaland

    lalaland Crowing

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    apple cider vinegar - use the kind with the mother in it - can find in co-ops or health food stores.
     

  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i've been using pumpkin and winter squash seeds cracked in my blender..and so far..[​IMG] no worms....thanks gumpsgirl for the idea of buttermilk with them! [​IMG]
     

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