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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:08 pm 
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Asking if anyone knows of a DIY natural way to worm chickens please


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:16 pm 
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Nothing that works unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:34 pm 
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Hi Alpacajohn & Welcome,
My father was a butcher and a keen poultry breeder for the whole of his life.
He brought home the bone dust from the bandsaw when it was cleaned each evening,it contained bone, meat & fat, the fowls loved it.
If it was available or if not he used mince, but he mixed it with minced onion to feed the fowls to worm them.
Because of the bonedust or mince the mixture was cleaned up immediately.
Within a short time the worms passed in the birds droppings.
It is so many years now since I used it but it is natural and worth a try.
My recollections are that it worked, I was told any of the 'onion' family has the same effect.
It will do no harm so could be worth a try.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:37 pm 
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Thank you


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:59 am 
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I used to collect fairly bulk qty of bandsaw bone-dust from a local butcher, can't say I noticed any difference in need to worm birds, it's just good value for their general condition. Avitrol Plus or Worm-Out tablets which both cover tapeworm as well are an easy and surer way of worming, they are still DIY and a more positive treatment than the 'fingers crossed they all get some' of adding wormer to drinking water. Too much guesswork and myth in home remedies like grated carrot or apple cider vinegar and garlic, or bone dust (or the much touted diatom).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:34 am 
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The onion was the worming agent, the mince or bone dust was only an appetiser to ensure the onion was taken readily and completely.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:10 am 
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As PossumCorner suggests, do your birds a favour and use a worming tablet that you know will work. Either of the two brands suggested.

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