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Feed & Health Care item created by Super Admin, Jan 11, 2012
Pros - Helps sickly birds (somewhat), makes combs red and beautiful
Cons - Isn't really a treatment, dries out combs A LOT, oily
I've used VetRx for sick birds that I've had. I've given it to them in their water, orally, and in the nostrils. It does not appear to be a real treatment, in my experience. It might help alleviate some of the symptoms, but has never cured my birds. Still, I've heard that some people have had success with it.
As for a comb dressing at show, VetRx does make the comb and wattles shine. It is a little oily and hard to control sometimes, but makes them look pretty (just don't get it on the feathers or your clothes). However, within two days or so of the show, my bird's combs become extremely dry. I believe that the VetRx causes this, so keep that in mind while using it.
Pros - Great for a variety of problems in poultry
Cons - very strong stuff, you have to use in moderation bigtime
Very good & strong product that can be used for a variety of different health issues in birds!
Pros - Smells great, works quickly, easy to use
Cons - I don't think it's really a con, but since it's oil based, it can be messy.
A friend that raises and shows chickens brought me over a bottle of this stuff when I told her my old rooster has a rash that won't go away. We rubbed some on his rashy area, legs and his comb. He seemed to really like it. I also put a few drops in their water. I can't say it cured his rash as it's still here-but improving (and I'm using another product on the rash as well), but he just seems to be doing generally better. I had a lot of the product on my hands, so I wiped it on hen who had lost a ton of feathers (due to bugs I think). I just rubbed it on her back and sides. The NEXT DAY her feathers started growing back. It could be a coincidence....but I love this stuff!
Pros - Its very helpful for my chickens
Cons - It's oily so don't wipe it on your pants!
I use this every time I go to a show, to spice up my chickens looks, it makes their combs redden and beaks shiny. When my chickens don't look to healthy I dab some on them, it works and i'm glad I use it.