A natural way to worm your chooks

Title: A natural way to worm your chooks
Date: 15th September 2018
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

There are so many hugely beneficial plants in the garden, and while we use many of them for our own health, there are some you can use as a health tonic… for your chooks.

  • The herb wormwood is used in Europe to create the alcoholic drink Absinth, which can sometimes cause hallucinations or an altered state of mind
  • Each spring, it is important to prune up to 20 or 30% of your wormwood bush. The clippings from your wormwood bush can be shared with your chooks for a natural cleansing, keeping them free of intestinal worms, ticks and lice
  • The chooks don’t actually have to eat the herb, they simply need to have it in the pen with them. The herb itself has a purgative quality, and it is this that expels any works from the chooks
  • Most of the time, herbs that are good for us are good for other animals in the food chain – and if you feed them to your chickens they’ll end up back with you, via the eggs