Yes there is a safe wormer!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmc, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    It is

    WormGuard Plus Broad Spectrum with Flax from MMc.

    mostly DE, but also has Probios (!!!!). It is FDA approved and 100 % natural, and should take out all intestinal parasites, not just big roundies.

    KJ Theodore worms every fall to help clean out and strengthen her flock for the tough winter stresses. She also does it in Spring. She doesn't use this, though.
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    In another post about laying hens and wormers, jacyjones from Wales mentioned that she uses VermX, which is a natural herbal wormer.

    According to their brochure, the product is garlic, slippery elm, peppermint, common thyme, cleavers, cinnamon, nettle and quassia.

    I saw on their website that VermX is now available in the US. Distributors.htm
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I was active on a UK chicken group similar to this one...
    both products may be helpful in prevention/management but for an active case of worms you will need medication as they are insufficient to treat
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    I am going to try the WormGuard product, and do a mini trial with one or two of my own birds. I do need to confine a few of my girls to see who is laying a particularly annoying weak shelled egg that breaks and gets my other eggs messy in that nest.

    I will run some fecals, find someone(s) who has round worms, as someone(s) probably does as they free range. I will try the product and see if it works, as determined by a negative fecal or two.

    Not a very controlled experiment, but may have some interest to others. I will post the outcome. Jess
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    This is great info to have! That way you can still eat the eggs right???
  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Tx! But from whence do we get WormGuard?
  7. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:McMurray Hatchery and I think Holistic Horse and BarnWorld
  8. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Remember that WormGuard is mainly DE food grade as the main 'wormer'

    also added are Probiotics (good gut bacteria)

    and flax seed.

    It may be cheaper for one to just by straight food grade DE and Probiotics individually and do it that way.

    I'm virtually certain that the only worming ingredient to WormGuard is the DE, which I think one could get straight at a competitive price, considering the amount you get, etc.

    I got my WG yesterday in the mail, and only after realized that by 'making my own' buying separate ingredients, I could have saved $
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    As dlhunicorn pointed out DE is good for prevention but, not strong enough to be a wormer after they have them.

    Probios is a probiotic.-Good but, won't worm them.

    Flax seed is good source of omega but, is controversal for feeding to chickens to boost omegas in the eggs.
  10. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    How do you know if your chickens have worms?

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