Do your chickens have worms? Here’s the all natural cure.

Home Homesteading Do your chickens have worms? Here’s the all natural cure.
Published on August 22, 2016

How can I tell if my chickens have worms?
• Pale combs
• Weight loss
• Stopped laying eggs
• Poop on the eggs
If your chickens live outside in a coop just assume they have worms, all animals that live outside have worms and need to be wormed on a regular basis.
There are lots of different worms chickens can get. A couple of them are: hair worms, round worms (the easiest ones to see because they look like spaghetti), tape worms (hard to spot because they’re very small), gape worm (looks like a Y).
What is the best treatment for worms?
We want to use a wormer that kills all the worms, and the eggs, and is all natural and chemical free.
What I use is call Diatomaceous Earth. The reason I like it is it’s chemical free, and it kills all the different kinds of worms.
Particular chemical wormers only work on particular worms. That’s the beauty of DE, it kills all the worms.
How much DE should I give and how often?
For babies:
Wait until they’re a month old before you start to worm – because if you de-worm too young it could constipate them – then once a month mix 1/4 cup of DE per 2lbs of non medicated chick starter. Then just feed them as normal.
For adults:
once a month mix 1 cup of DE per 5lbs of whatever you’re feeding them. Then put that in the automatic feeder and once it’s gone fill it back up as normal.


  1. I just gave a bunch of that stuff away! Good to know :).

  2. I love black pig. look at funny

  3. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! this is a great video. Helped answer ALL my questions!!! thank you again!!!

  4. Super video – Love them and always feel de- stressed after watching. Becky do you raise turkeys ? If you do would you share please ? Muriel

  5. Hi Becky, I live in England and I have two chicken's that lay eggs every day, my problem is that the shells are very thin. I have tried giving them crushed oyster shells, but they wont eat it. I give them their own washed and crushed egg shells and they eat it, but their shells are still very thin, can you help

  6. Is this a new video? I'm pretty sure I watched a video of you talking about de-worming chickens using DE several months ago?

  7. thank you so much! I already had DE but didnt know exactly how to use it lol and this worked amazing

  8. So happy and beautiful all ur babie's,.and Neil in the pool,.So sweet..!

  9. would love a video of how to worm your pig… Do you worm your butcher pigs??? Thanks! :)

  10. What age can chickens go outside in Arizona heat?

  11. Joel C

    how old do chicks need to be before I worm them?

  12. I don't know why I watch your videos, but I absolutely love them. :D

  13. How many chickens do you have? 5 lbs of DE feed may be too much or not enough depending on the size of the flock.

  14. Hello becky!!!
    can you make a video of DIY automatic chicken feeder

  15. Great info Becky, thank you for sharing!

  16. Make sure that you get food grade DE. I think you forgot to mention that part of it.

  17. Becky I love your videos but I have a question,I have bye some ducks and I don't no what to feed them.if you now same thing tell me thank you

  18. I live in Europe, cant get it here, what can I use instead?

  19. can you please do a video on how much to give your horse and dogs and other animals
    thanks i love your channel

  20. TenJ59

    so as i seen this i knew it was food grade De. love this i takes it every day.

  21. diatomaceous earth is also good to use for ants and bugs..sprinkle some on the window sill or where bugs come in. The food grade will not be harmful to pets or children.

  22. Thanks for the info:')

  23. Notice that the bag says FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth.  There is a difference in types of diatomaceous earth.

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