Worming chickens with.......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RooptyDoo, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Hi I have seen many people on here talk about worming their chickens with pumpkin seeds. Does this really work? Also are they like the pumpkin seeds that you buy at the store like the sunflower seeds you buy? I really dont want to worm them with any chicken wormer because it tells you not to eat the eggs. So if pumpkin seeds really work that would be great.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    i have not heard of pumpkin seeds doing that, but food grade DE does the trick, and yeah i dont use wazine cause you cant eat eggs there is also a new product www.verm-xusa.com
  3. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    I've been using Verm-X and am quite pleased with it. It's all herbal and there is no egg or meat withdrawal period plus the chickens like to eat the pellets. A 250gram pack lasts 5 chickens 6 months.
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    The pumpkin seeds you can buy at the store will not work, way too much SALT. I think fresh pumpkin seeds leftover from Holloween or the garden is what they had in mind. I bought like 30 big left over pumpkins from my local farm store this yr for about $ 5.00 for all, so that worked for me.

  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    It's raw pumpkin seeds, and they have to be chopped up with a blender or food processor. They are not a "wormer" per se, as they do not get rid of a large load of worms, but they do prevent a large infestation, assuming the chicken does not already have a large load of parasites.

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