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#1 2010-02-22 10:16:22

Cjones28
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Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Hello,

I noticed that several of the members here deworm their chickens as a precaution and I am thinking I would like to do the same. I would like to know what products are available for this and where can I get them?

Thanks!


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#2 2010-02-22 11:23:13

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Well you can use Piperazine available at local feed stores. I like to use ivormectin pour on for cattle. Five drops for large bird, three for bantam. Goes along way and rids birds of all pests internal and external.


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#3 2010-02-22 12:12:10

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

pumpkin... and then you don't need to discard the eggs.


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#4 2010-02-22 16:19:05

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

I was reading cayenne pepper works the same as pumpkin. It is also supposed to kick start hens laying in the winter (never fed it in the summer) and if you put it in the feed it will keep rats and mice out of the feeders.
According to what I read, chickens can't taste spices so they are not affected by the cayenne pepper and it doesn't affect the eggs.
:confused:


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#5 2010-02-22 18:16:56

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Eprinex - easy application and it covers internal and external parasites.

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#6 2010-02-22 18:27:04

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

i read somewhere that ducks don't really like spice. it proved true when i fed mine some scraps with even a mild amount of chillies. ducks and chickens truly are quite different in alot of ways though, aren't they. i guess it would be worth trying out. you could put out two mixtures. one with chillies and one without. if they don't touch the spiced one then you can assume that they can at least taste it and preffer the clean mix. if they eat some of both then they obviously don't mind the spice too much. it would be a little harsh to feed them spice wether they suffer or not.

i was just doing some reading about the effects of hot chillies on people in my handy health book and have come to the personal conclusion that spicy chillies are far too cooling to be any good to any creature, especially in the winter. they can also create aggressive personalities. it would be a fine short term supplement for chickens possibly , but long term i really believe it wouldn't suit primarily because hot chillies are not natural to chickens in this climate. if they get to peck a few leftover on the bushes in the garden in the fall, then that may be just the right method of deworming once a year. my ducks strongly avoided the chilly bushes and i'm curious to know if the chickens would do any differently.

things from the garden that may help chickens get rid of parasites{harmlessly as far as i know} include...

fennel seed heads, and fresh fennel greens.
garlic stalks and bulbs{probably chopped}**
parsley**
chives**
chamomille flowers and branches
dandelion flowers and leaves
mint**
leeks
onion
{and probably others}

other herbs that are good against parasites that i haven't tried but could work...{though they're a little stronger}

marjoram
thyme**
rosemary
lavender
yarrow**
{and probably others}

**= well known parasite remedy

others include fairly harsh or toxic herbs where dosage is delicate... use caution with wormwood, tansy, and some others that i've forgotten.

there are many helping hands amongst your garden plants and weeds. there are many great resources for research.

Last edited by jette (2010-02-22 19:13:05)


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#7 2010-02-22 20:11:21

Cjones28
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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Wow I didn't know that all those plants could be used. But is garlic and onion not toxic to chickens? I have read numerous times that they are toxic to dogs and cats.


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#8 2010-02-22 20:58:58

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Our ACA Co-Op layer feed contains 5% by weight of food-grade diatomaceous earth.  A preventive rather than a treatment.  Our 22 month old hens get pumpkin but I rather think we've been lucky and I'd use Eprinex or ivermectin if I spotted any worms.  Knock on wood...


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#9 2010-02-22 23:26:26

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Cjones28 wrote:

Wow I didn't know that all those plants could be used. But is garlic and onion not toxic to chickens? I have read numerous times that they are toxic to dogs and cats.

I don't know where you read that garlic is toxic for dogs but I have many recipes for dog treats and food that all have garlic in them and I have been giving it to my show dogs for over 10 years.  They love the taste.


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#10 2010-02-22 23:33:39

Dan Smith
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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Bumblebee wrote:

I was reading cayenne pepper works the same as pumpkin. It is also supposed to kick start hens laying in the winter (never fed it in the summer) and if you put it in the feed it will keep rats and mice out of the feeders.
According to what I read, chickens can't taste spices so they are not affected by the cayenne pepper and it doesn't affect the eggs.
:confused:

I am sure that spices work as you mentioned but I would pluck on the idea that chickens can't taste spices. Taste buds detect flavors and spice is a flavor and my chickens make it very obvious to me that they prefer one flavor over another and my chickens do like red, yellow and green peppers but don't like onions or mushrooms.  I have come to learn that I can not believe all that I read and even that took me a while to learn because I am very gullible.


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#11 2010-02-22 23:35:15

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

i've jammed entire garlic cloves into ground beef for dogs in order to deworm them. it seems to work. it's not a new concept at all.

garlic, chive, green onion, chopped onion are all totally fine for chickens to eat. of course that's my own opinion so don't roast me if i'm wrong, but i've heard countless times that they benefit the gut of the bird especially in the case of parasites. {chives are a chickens favourite, chopped up fine}

chickens are pretty smart about their food too. i think that if there were any toxic plants around that they just wouldn't eat it. {rhubarb leaves? although plants toxic to some are others' favourites.}


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#12 2010-02-22 23:37:41

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

hey dan smith... your chickens like the coloured peppers... do you mean the sweet bells? or the spicy ones? have you offered them spicy ones? know if they like them too? they're full of vitamin c. in fact they're reputed to some as having the highest concentration of vitamin c of any plant on earth, those red hot chillies.


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#13 2010-02-23 00:18:33

Cjones28
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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

I like the idea of chives. Do you think green onions might work too? I will try the garlic and onions because it is a really cheap way to go. I don't think my birds have any worms but I would like to prevent because with spring on its way so are the bugs.

Thanks!


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#14 2010-02-23 01:10:37

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Hey,

Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm … p;aid=1030

I accidentally wormed my dogs feeding them a stale loaf of french bread sliced lengthwise and smothered in cheese and fresh chili peppers

I'd guess it was the chilies

Maybe chickens are the same

cheers

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#15 2010-02-23 16:07:15

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Re: Deworming chickens - What product to use?

Dan Smith wrote:

Bumblebee wrote:

I was reading cayenne pepper works the same as pumpkin. It is also supposed to kick start hens laying in the winter (never fed it in the summer) and if you put it in the feed it will keep rats and mice out of the feeders.
According to what I read, chickens can't taste spices so they are not affected by the cayenne pepper and it doesn't affect the eggs.
:confused:

I am sure that spices work as you mentioned but I would pluck on the idea that chickens can't taste spices. Taste buds detect flavors and spice is a flavor and my chickens make it very obvious to me that they prefer one flavor over another and my chickens do like red, yellow and green peppers but don't like onions or mushrooms.  I have come to learn that I can not believe all that I read and even that took me a while to learn because I am very gullible.

I agree.
When my Mom had a egg eater, would blow a egg and put in flour water mixed with Tabasco and that fixed the egg eater, forever. =)


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