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10 Ways to Deworm Your Chicken

10 Ways to Deworm Your Chicken

Chickens
There are many reasons why chickens are infected with different types of worms but for backyard and free-range, they are typically limited to five common types. These include large roundworms, a thread of capillary worms, cecal worms, tapeworms, and gape-worms. How Chicken Get Worms Internal poultry parasites, or worms, are very common and, at some point, most chicken owners have to deal with them. It’s important to realize that all worms are not created equal, making identification an important step when assessing the significance when finding worms. Worms can be picked up from the feces of other chickens or birds—including wild birds. Often insects act as the intermediate host by carrying the worm eggs, which are then deposited in the chicken after they ingest the insect. In general...
How to Deworm Chickens Using Betel Nut (Pagpurga sa Manok Gamit ang Bunga)

How to Deworm Chickens Using Betel Nut (Pagpurga sa Manok Gamit ang Bunga)

Chickens
Betel nut (Bunga in Hiligaynon/Ilonggo, Binunga in Cebuano/Bisaya)  is the nut that comes from a plant called Areca. It is sometimes used to make medicine. Betel nut is a very popular recreational drug in the Philippines especially in Northern Luzon and Bicol Region due to its ability to speed up the central nervous system (CNS). The nut, however, is deadly for humans if consumed in large amounts (8 to 30 grams). Consuming betel nut together with betel leaves (buyo), lime, and tobacco is called “nganga” In this article, however, we are going to explain how to use this important crop to deworm (purga) our chickens. There is already a comprehensive study regarding the effect of betel nut in killing tapeworms, however, it is not yet tested against other worms. Tapeworm is the mos...