I use Verm-X for Chickens in between my 6 monthly worming using Flubenvet. I have found it to work well. It is a herbal product so as well as offering internal parasite control, it also is providing some useful goodness to keep my girls healthy.
As a herbal product that provides internal parasite control, the producers of Verm-X have to follow the rules and regulations which all herbal medicines have to follow: It is called internal parasite control, rather than “anthelmintic” or “wormer” since it is not a licensed medicine (like for example flubenvet). DEFRA agreed the description of “herbal internal parasite control product” however Verm-X would not be allowed to pubish results of tests and trials or describe the properties of the herbs used in the formulation of Verm-X for example.
Verm-X was awarded full Ethical Accreditation which is an independent endorsement awarded by the Ethical Company Organisation (ECO). This rewards corporate social responsibility including ethical diligence towards people, animals, and the environment.
Verm-X spend quite a reasonable amount of money on marketing as they occupy space in many of the poultry magazines and the product is widely available throughout the UK. More recently, they have acquired Organic Certification for their Smallholder Packs.
Verm-X for chickens comes in a number of different sizes for different sized flocks of chickens. It is available in liquid or pellet forms.
The biggest advantage I see with Verm-X is that worm burdens are reduced gradually using the product which reduces the ‘stripping’ of the gut wall that takes place after worming with medicines designed to kill worms.
Verm-X can be purchased online on Amazon but also via the Verm-X website – but (update! July 2014) before you dash off to the site, check out the banner at the bottom of the poultrykeeperforum website which offers a £2 off voucher code.
Have you used Verm-X for worming your chickens? Please comment and let me know your experiences!