Only one licensed wormer
QSomeone said that diatomaceous earth (DM) could be used as a natural wormer – how would this work? A Victoria says: The only licensed wormer is Flubenvet which does not harm the hen and removes all of the six types of worms, strengthening the hens’ health. DM is sharp as it desiccates the chitin of the mites and can thus damage the gut lining of chickens, so please only use DM in the hut litter, nestbox and on the skin of the hen as an external parasite control. The best DM for mites is from Biolink as this is the genuine, undiluted, controlled product, as per the Biocidal Product Regulations. However, the powder should not be inhaled and thus should be used/applied using a paper-type nose and mouth mask, easily obtainable. There is no effective “natural” wormer, some herbs can act as a slight deterrent, they certainly do not control chicken worms.