Raising a healthy flock of chickens or ducks doesn’t require the injection of hormones and antibiotics. Everyday household items found in your kitchen and garden will prevent and benefit both you and your chickens or ducks.
OREGANO: Oregano is a natural antibiotic. Use fresh from the garden, dried or essential oil form. Helps prevent coccidiosis, E. coli, avian flu, bronchitis. Add dried oregano to the feed or water. Sprinkle oregano around the inside and outside of the coop.
CAYENNE PEPPER: Helps boost egg production. Especially helpful during the winter months. Add to feed or water.
BLACK PEPPER: Black pepper aids in anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant and helps flush ou the toxins from chickens. Add to feed or water.
SALT: If your chickens suffer from the heat, make a homemade electrolyte drink. 1 cup water, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon baking powder. Mix together. Add 1 cup to mixture to 1 gallon water to your chickens water.
TURMERIC: Are your chickens showing signs of lethargy, swelling of legs or feet. Adding turmeric will help. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon into the feed or water.
CINNAMON: Aids in the prevention of neurological disease. Thins the blood and helps blood flow to feet, wattle and comb to ward off frostbite. Also reduces inflammation and helps boost unit-infectious, antibacterial and antioxidant in your chickens.
GARLIC: Repels ticks, mites and lice. Garlic is a natural wormer in chickens and ducks. Float whole cloves in water or crush fresh cloves and spread it inside the coop and around the outside as well.
GINGER: Helps increase egg production. Jus add a pinch to the feed. Helps with upset stomach and is a great immune system booster.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Just 1 teaspoon added to the water two times a week during the summer helps boos calcium absorption. Eggs will have a harder shell.
Go take care of your chickens and ducks naturally.
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