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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:56 am 
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Sorry Looloo and Grandpa but I have to disagree with you. I regularly eat my own birds and don't use chemical wormers due to the fact I have major chemical sensitivities. I can't eat non-organic meat due to the chemicals used to control pests. I use a combination of garlic, and DE along with pasture rotation (every 21 days). Natural methods just take more work and care as you need to understand worm life cycles. I haven't had a wormy chook yet so with proper management Natural remedies DO work.


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Without wishing to prolong this debate, which has been pretty well covered, and remembering the old adage "those convinced against their will, are of the same opinion still". I understand your reasons for avoiding chemical wormers bixbix, but still believe a thorough autopsy of the entrails of your fowls, examining the alimentary canal, small intestine, etc, would reveal worms to some degree. Good Luck

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 Post subject: worming poultry
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:24 pm 
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I am new to the poultry club, I live in Brisbane also. I have done a search of BYP for worming medication and come up with some interesting stuff. I have ducks and geese, no chickens. Is the info about Moxidectin applicable to ducks and geese also please looloo?


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:17 am 
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All of us are on this website because we have birds of all varietys. From what I read, at some time, even once a year, a bird will need worming.

Here's what I suggest: someone take the initiative and be the supplier for a good food grade wormer for all the rest of us. Easy!

so who's volunteering? Come on, support our own! :lol:

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Just another contribution to the worming debate! I use a homeopathic worming solution from Greenpet (online). It contains wormwood and a couple of other herbal/homeopathic tinctures. I use it for two days once a month (at full moon when the worms are most active). The chooks also have a very varied diet, lots of free range time and various supplements including garlic in their water daily. So far so good...I'll take note of the comments about yellow frothy poo and keep an eye out. So far no sign of that. Judy


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Herbal treatment can be used for chooks and ducks

Give a course of garlic for 10 days 1 or 2 flaked cloves. Also add to the diet chopped garlic, onions, wormwood, thyme, and slightly crushed pumpkin seed kernels over the days of the full moon and repeat this monthly until you are satisfied. Plenty of raw parsley give in the diet will remedy ravages of anaemia.

Try and get a copy of Juliette de Baircacli Levys book Herbal Handbook For Farm and Stable it is well woth it

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 10:54 pm 
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you know what you just reminded me of when you mentioned that book?
I recently read "For the Love of Ducks' by Nyrigh Murtagh, and he said he throws in a very weak solution of pool chlorine into their pond and he never has any worm problems.
don't just take my word for it though - read the book. Very good and a great help to little-novice-ole-me!
Rhoni :)

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Pool Chlorine OMG :shock: .......I certainly would not consider adding that to their water....I wouldn't drink it would you?.. A lot of ideas have floated around over the years but it doesn't mean that they are correct...

I do believe that Garlic is very good to give their immune system a boost...I don't like to give them toooo many drugs either...but I am sensible enough to know that like humans they need both natural and medical treatment for particular illness/diseases.
Loo :)


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 Post subject: THAT water stuff
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hi Loo
no I haven't done it. as I said it was second hand but maybe worth checking out. We do have chlorinated drinking water.......

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The Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable (mentioned above) is available online from Acres Australia Bookstore, $26 plus $4.60 postage.


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ok, ok :oops: I get it!

:shock: novice Rhoni

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