Charcoal and chickens
charcoal as a chicken feed supplement can provide real health benefits for your chooks.
age-old practice of adding charcoal to drinking water or feed.
The charcoal is able to absorb toxins from the food or water, improving hygiene and chook health.
Better hygiene can also help prevent infections such as Salmonella in meat and eggs.
While it has no nutritional value itself, charcoal contributes to keeping an animal’s digestive system healthy.
It is a laxative and can help move the impurities it absorbs out of the body.
If worms or worm eggs are present, it can to some degree help move them out of the body as well.
Poultry feed containing 1-1.5% charcoal has resulted in increased laying rate, a longer laying period and increased egg weight.
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