When i was in the city visiting family for the holidays i picked up a couple organic squash to deworm the flock with the seeds. Its an old tradition amongst natural farmers that i adopted as an experiment to see if it would work. I have no definitive laboratory proof but every time i give them squash seeds the chickens always put on weight in the months afterwards. Daisy was getting alarmingly thin. It was very past due. I gave Daisy the seeds from one of the squash and split the seeds from the second squash between the rest of the flock. A month later all my chickens, including Daisy, were plump and vibrant with shiny feathers. Daisy put on several pounds. I was now confident that she wasn’t wasting away.