|Molly's Herbals Preventative Wormer Herb Mixes|
|Drinking kefir with herbs.|
|Drinking kefir with herbs|
Today I gave the chickens their weekly "herbal supplements". There is usually great excitement about this because the herbs are delivered in yogurt or kefir, and they love yogurt and kefir !
At a Garden Dreams we grow wormwood, but since I'm not an herbalist and you need to be really careful with doses of wormwood, I did some research last year to find someone that makes preventative herbal wormers. I found Molly's Herbals, which I've used for about 9 months . The idea is the wormwood blend is only given every 8 weeks, with another blend being given weekly until the next wormwood dose. They are meant to be used year-round, and the bags I ordered seem like they will last quite a while. These herbal blends make the inside of your chickens a place where worms just don't want to be, and they make a quick exit if they are present.
My feeding strategy is 2 rough tablespoons herb blend per 10 hens mixed with yogurt or kefir which they just love. It's just a once a week treat for them . I have to make sure the girls at the bottom of the pecking order get some as it becomes a free for all when the dish of "medicine" is set down.