If you keep chickens and you’re looking for health supplements and wormers it can be a bit confusing when trying to choose the right product for your chickens’ needs.
Chickens are prone to various health issues including worms, parasites and its also normal for them to become run down at certain stages of their life such as moulting.
As chicken keepers ourselves, our go-to product of choice is Verm-X pellets which can be used for post moult recovery and also gut health and worm prevention.
Verm-X is an all-natural product made from various herbs and spices along with other ingredients which come in the form of a small pellet which can be sprinkled over the chickens’ normal feed on a daily basis.
Read on to find out more about which Verm-X supplement is right for your chickens along with how and when you should feed Verm-X to your chickens.
Verm-X Poultry Zest – for Moulting chickens
Verm-X Poultry zest is designed to restore and maintain poultry condition. It can be used all year round but it’s especially good for Chickens who are going through or about to go through a moult. We also use it for our ex-battery hens and we’ve seen good results and an overall improvement in general health and wellbeing once we include Verm-X in hens diet.
Poultry zest is available in pellet form which you sprinkle over their normal feed on a daily basis. The dosage is only small so the tub will last for a long time if your flock is under 10 birds.
How much Poultry-Zest should you give to chickens
Verm-X Poultry Zest can be given to both hens and roosters in addition to their normal feed, the table below shows how much you should add to their feed on a daily basis:
|Number of chickens||Amount of Verm-X|
Poultry Zest to use
|3-5 chickens||Half a level tsp|
|5-7 chickens||Half heaped tsp|
|7-10 chickens||One level tsp|
|10 chickens||One heaped tsp|
The measurement may not look like much, but it’s enough per chicken when used on a daily basis. By sprinkling the pellets over their normal feed, each chicken should get a pellet or two per day.
Verm-X Poultry Zest ingredients
Poultry Zest ingredients are all-natural but each of which is beneficial to the health and well-being of the bird, the ingredients include:
Limestone, Micronised Ground Wheat, Turmeric Powdered Root, Ginger Root Ground, Sunflower Oil, Aniseed and Fenugreek.
The Poultry Zest pellets have quite a strong yet spicy smell which mainly comes from the spices which are added to the pellet ingredients. Although they’re pretty strong in smell this doesn’t seem to put the chickens off from eating them up as part of their feed.
Where can you buy Verm-X Poultry Zest?
You can buy Verm-X Poultry Zest directly from Omlet (Best price at the time of writing) using the link below:Shop Verm-X Poultry Zest
You can also buy Poultry Zest from Amazon here.
Verm-X Herbal Pellets for Chickens – for the gut and digestive system
Verm-X Herbal Pellets are used for gut and digestive system health and work by gently building up a defence to issues which can arise in the chickens gut.
The pellets are mixed with a chicken’s usual feed and help to prevent intestinal issues from bedding in, including worms and other parasites which can lead to a chicken becoming unwell.
Verm-X uses all-natural and gentle ingredients when compared to medical alternatives which help to build a defence over time if the supplement is given to chickens on a daily basis.
How Much Verm-X Original Herbal Pellets should you give to chickens?
Verm-X Original Herbal Pellets can be given to both hens and roosters in addition to their normal feed. 2.5g of pellets should be given per bird per day, the table below shows how much you should add to their feed depending on how many birds you have in your flock:
|Number of chickens||Daily amount of Verm-X |
herbal pellets to use
For every additional bird over a flock of ten, you’ll just need to keep adding 2.5g per chicken.
The tub is 250g in total, so if you have 4 chickens the tub should last for just under a month if you use it daily.
You can also buy the Verm-X Original in liquid form which is more economical but will need to be added to water or soaked into a small amount of bread.
Verm-X Original Herbal Pellet ingredients
The ingredients in these pellets are all-natural but each of which is beneficial to the gut health of the bird, the ingredients include:
Wheat Meal, Verm-X (Cinnamon, Garlic, Thyme, Peppermint, Fennel, Cleavers, Nettles, Slippery Elm, Quassia, Cayenne), Wheatfeed Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Seaweed Meal, Sunflower Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt.
Where can you buy Verm-X Original Herbal Pellets
You can buy Verm-X Original Herbal Pellets directly from Omlet using the link below:Buy Verm X Original Herbal Pellets from Omlet
You can also buy Verm-X Original Pellets or the liquid alternative directly from Amazon, who at the time of writing was stocking them at a lower price.
Using Verm-X for chickens FAQ’s
If your chickens have been taking either Verm-X Poultry Zest or Original Herbal Pellets, it’s completely safe to eat the eggs which they produce. The ingredients of both supplements are completely natural so there’s no danger of anything harmful being passed on through the food chain.
Verm-X Poultry Zest and Original Pellets are both made from all-natural ingredients so you can keep using it alongside medications without any issues.
I hope this post has helped you to find out more about how you can use Verm-X to improve your chickens’ general health and well-being, you might also find the following related post helpful: