Woooorm?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GlitterKitty, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    I'm not sure if this is in the right section but here goes nothin!

    I was cleaning out the coop yesterday, and my chickens roost on the nest box, so while I was cleaning out the nest box (Warning! Disgusting fact!) I found like a pink long thing in the pile of poo. I don't know what it was... it wasn't moving. It honestly looked like an intestine! It was NASTY! I'm wondering if its a worm or what. I wormed the big chickens in June. And the pullets/cockeral are now 19 weeks old and haven't been wormed yet. Plus the little 9 week olds haven't either. How old do they have to be to be able to be wormed? I heard that you can feed them pumpkins and it acts as a natural dewormer. Is that true?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    I'm not sure about pumpkins, but my grandparent's neigbors said that pokeberries are unbeatable. Hope that helps! Gross.
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    What's a pokeberry? Lol sorry...
     
  4. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Quote:Ditto..

    and where could we find one? [​IMG]
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
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  6. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I`ve seen those befor growing wild in the woods. Never knew what they were. Learn something new everyday.
     
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I don't know about pokeberries as a wormer ~ however be aware that Pokeberries are very poisonous to mammals however they can be eaten by birds.
     
  8. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    They also make a great purple DYE! Those stains never come out.
     
  9. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you supposed to worm your chickens? I have never wormed mine. [​IMG]
     

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