9 Natural De-Worming Plants for Your Backyard Flock

Take preventative measures to keep your chickens worm-free by growing and feeding them these natural de-worming plants.

9 Natural De-Worming Plants for Your Backyard Flock - Photo courtesy M. Huston/Flickr (HobbyFarms.com)Conventional wisdom of the day tells us that if we own a farm with animals, we need to have a plan in place to regularly "worm” them. I recently received an email from an old friend who raises backyard chickens and she had noticed a problem with worms in her chickens. She, like myself and many others, tends to opt for natural remedies when it comes to caring for her flock and wanted some advice.

In general, backyard chickens are not in a situation that demands routine de-worming. They usually aren’t overcrowded and often have plenty of green things and weed seeds to range around and eat. Worms are more typically a problem in poultry kept in close proximity in abnormally high numbers, indoors or in a mercifully picked over chicken yard. However, just because you keep your chickens in poultry Shangri-La doesn’t mean that it won’t happen to you!

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