Are there natural wormers?
I’d like to use a natural wormer for my poultry. Will this be as effective and do you have any recommendations?
Kim Stoddart says: If any of your poultry have a serious worm infestation then Flubenvet is the only officially licensed product that is recommended by vets. However Verm –X, contains herbs and ingredients which promote good intestinal health on an ongoing basis. There’s also diatomaceous powder to consider. It can bought in bulk, sprinkled on food and also used to protect housing against red mite infestation. A little apple cider vinegar added to drinking water is also beneficial as an immune system-boosting tonic.
Another ongoing option is to use beneficial herbs like thyme, mint, parsley, nasturtium and others, either by hanging them to be pecked at, or by growing some for natural foraging opportunities for your chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys. Dobies have recently launched a range of seeds with natural poultry health specifically in mind which are well worth a look.