How to Treat Worms in Poultry and Why
In the first of our AskPhill series of helpful videos about poultry problems, Phill Weymouth, founder of Flyte so Fancy, answers your questions about worming your chickens.
Phill covers how to identify worms, what symptoms to look for, how to prevent infestations and what to treat them with. He describes some types of poultry worms - Tapeworm, Roundworm and Gapeworm - and the primary anthalmintic worming product to use when they have worm infestations.
Then he describes which natural products, like Apple Cider Vinegar, you can regularly use as a preventive measure.
Similar to Verm-X is a herbal pellet called EasyVerm by Battles - note the Nettex Herbal Gut Conditioner mentioned is no longer available.
If you are unsure whether your birds have worms, you can test this yourself with the Westgate Worm Count Test Kit and then decide how to treat the problem.
There are many different types of poultry worms and different ways of treating them. For even more in-depth information read Anne's Blog - Treat and Prevent Poultry Worms.
If you have a question or subject about your poultry that you would like Phill to cover please just email email@example.com and we will include it next time.