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
Have you used Verm-X for worming your chickens? Please comment and let me know your experiences!
Can I use diatomaceous feed grade insetting of Verm-X?
They are two different products and without knowing exactly how effective each one is, I would be cautious.
Hi I’m trying to find the best wormer for my chickens I have about 60 and I need a wormer to kill all the 6 common worms in a chicken. What should I use?
I don’t know which country you are in, wormers vary from place to place – here in the UK, I would recommend Flubenvet. This contains Flubenezole.
We have Silkies and Padou chickens so they are quite small. Am I correct in thinking that if we use Verm-X, we have to use it every day?
I can’t remember what it says now – but check the packet. I use mine every week or two when I remember.
I have a broody hen sitting eggs I think she has worms. Can I worm her?
Yes, although she probably isn’t eating so well at the moment so you may need to do it again once she’s off the nest. You can hang a feeder up high where the chicks can’t reach if you do.
Can you worm turkeys with this
Technically it’s not a wormer, Flubenvet is the licensed wormer for Turkeys. If you are only using Verm-X, I would also use a worm count kit to check for worms every so often.