Pumpkin is probably one of the best known for preventing worms in chickens. For thousands of years, people have used garlic as an antibiotic and deworming medication. A great flower to have around that garden is hyssop. Mint is an herb known to repel mosquitos, mice, and even snakes. A couple more things to think about: wormwood, and chicory.
Pale egg yolks that are not plump. Loss of weight, green diarrhea Lethargy, chicken appears hunched over or exhibits wing dragging. Respiratory distress, coughing, head shaking. Generally poor health, loss of feathers, lack of shine to feathers.
Yet another question we ran across in our research was “Do chickens like dried meal worms?”.
Live mealworms are 50 to 55% protein and dried can be 75 to 80% crude protein. More than 16% is unnecessary for chickens and can even be counter productive causing problems with shell less eggs. Too much protein can effect kidneys as well. If you want to boost the protein your hens get them feed them a little grated boiled egg.
Are chickens allowed to eat worms?
Yes, they are going to eat them. Worms are one of the favorite food of most birds, and chickens are no exception. If you pet chickens or own a firm for business, then worms can be an excellent nutritious platter for them. Are worms safe for chickens?
Mealworms may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, fungi, pesticides, heavy metals and toxins. Mealworms may be contaminated with bacteria or viruses.
What is the best worm medicine for chickens?
I’ve read online some symptoms that chickens get when they have internal parasites, and my ladies a have a few of them. I was told that parsley is a natural dewormer. I’ve just used Safe. Guard goat wormer on my chickens a few days ago. Lilylovesbugs, mehjr10, poultrygirly, feldmannfam, dawg53, poultrygirly, or dawg53 are a few extra things to investigate.
New chickens should be wormed immediately to prevent them passing worms to the rest of the flock. For the flock as a whole, if you husband them well, then worming them with Flubenvet once every six months, should be sufficient, especially if you use Verm-x and apple cider vinegar on a monthly basis in between.