what product do you use to worm your chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bassfishrman, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2007
    Interested to know what others use to prevent/kill worms in poultry. I have been using food grade DE mixed with their lay pellets.
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    I use garlic and vinegar in the water bottle. When I had my flock in a proper ccop I added DE to the pine shavings to kill any worms that might be in the poop, thereby not allowing a concentration of worm eggs . Intestinal worms, mites, and most other parasites need a warm , moist environment to flourish. Food Grade DE when added to the litter , creates a very dry environment.

    I added the garlic because there have been some studies in humans that garlic can certain parasites and biting insects.

    The vinegar I added because my research informed me that certain parasites that lurk in the crop and intestines prefer a neutral or alkaline environment. The vinegar creates an acidic environment .

    I have never found any research that supports the things I did or do, no studies specific to adding garlic to water or vinegar for the purpose of parasite control.
  3. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Canton, N.C.
    To ask the same question--If I but D.E. in my deep litter weekly, and dust the perches, put a bit of D.E in there pellets, and give them ashes and dust bath area, and wash there feet, and apply vasoline 3x a year, and inspect at least the friendly ones up close every so often, then I MOST LIKELY have worm and mite free chickens? I hope that is enough. Sometimes the 'little peckers' are a real pain.
  4. me&thegals

    me&thegals Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    I feed them all my squash and pumpkin seeds.

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