Raw Pumpkin Seeds as a Dewormer for Chickens

Did you know that raw pumpkin seeds are a natural de-wormer for chickens? I had never heard this, but always looking for a good holistic remedy, I looked into this a bit and seems a lot of people put stock in this tasty treatment. According to Elaine from Sunny Simple Life, pumpkin seeds are coated in a naturally occurring chemical that paralyzes the worms so the chicken can then expel them. What do you think?

Healthy Chicken Treats and What Not to Give Your Flock

Giving goodies to your chickens is a great way to earn their trust and get them to love you! Most of your leftovers will be safe for your flock, but try to avoid salty foods. Also, moldy foods are toxic to chickens. Citrus is another food that should not be given to the chickens because of the acidity.

We eat the insides of the melons and our hens are happy to get the rest….photo: mypetchicken

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One Response to “Raw Pumpkin Seeds as a Dewormer for Chickens”

  1. Nancy says:

    Can u buy raw pumpkin seeds if pumpkins are not available? Shells on or off?

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