Pumpkin for worms?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cochinbantam-lover, May 12, 2010.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Hi, this would be too good to be true, so.... does feeding your chickens pumpkin kill worms they may have without doing them any harm? Can you use the real pumpkin in cans? Thanks so much!
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Only the seeds of the pumpkins help really, it is the coating around them. It doesn't kill the worms, but relax the scolex and makes it easier to pass the worms.

    -Daniel
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The curcurbit in the pumpkin seeds paralyzes the worm so it can be expelled. Some follow the seeds up with a molasses flush to move them out faster.
     
  4. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Where can you buy pumpkin seeds?
     

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