what product do you use to worm your chickens?

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

  1. bassfishrman

    bassfishrman Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed them all my squash and pumpkin seeds.
     

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