1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Aloe Vera Juice for Chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by prncs13, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. prncs13

    prncs13 Out Of The Brooder

    61
    0
    39
    Nov 22, 2008
    Hi,

    Does anyone know the appropriate amount of aloe vera juice to mix in a gallon of water for the flock and also an individual amount for a hen? I want to give it to my flock for overall well being but I have a hen that isn't feeling well and I want to give her a direct dose.

    Thanks.
    Michelle
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG]


    Will give you a bump, cause I do not know - sorry
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    7,470
    12
    253
    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Never heard of doing that for chickens. Maybe you mean ACV? ACV is Apple Cider Vinegar. If that is what you mean it is one teaspoon per gallon of water.
     
  4. jujube2

    jujube2 Out Of The Brooder

    52
    1
    49
    Jul 18, 2013
    Hi,

    I am not sure how much aloe vera juice you would mix with water. I pull and peel 1 whole stem from my plants and peel the spines from each side, cut the stem into pieces and feed it to me entire flock this way. I have 27, 19 week old chicks and they love aloe as a treat along with their garden weeds and grass. My chicks are absolutely spoiled on the other hand. They eat grapes, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cooked rice, greens, bell pepper...
     
  5. NonSequiturFarm

    NonSequiturFarm New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 8, 2015
    Pierpont OH
    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/aoas.2014.14.issue-3/aoas-2014-0026/aoas-2014-0026.xml

    Prohibition of application of antibiotic growth promoters in broiler chicken diets has resulted in increased use of herbs as natural additives in broiler feeds over the recent years. Researchers particularly look for herbs that can affect such parameters as growth performance, immune response, or treatment of certain diseases. Aloe vera is a well-known herb characterized by properties such as anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, wound-healing, anti-oxidant, and anti-diabetic effects. During the past years, attention has shifted toward Aloe vera as a natural additive to broiler diets, and studies have shown that Aloe vera can improve immune response and growth performance in broilers. In addition, Aloe vera is an excellent alternative for antibiotic growth promoters and anticoccidial drugs. Since Aloe vera can be used for broilers in the form of gel, powder, ethanolic extract, aqueous extract, and a polysaccharide contained in Aloe vera gel (i.e. acemannan), more studies are required to determine the best form and to compare Aloe vera with other medicinal herbs. This paper reviews effects of Aloe vera on intestinal microflora, growth performance, immune response, and coccidiosis in broiler chickens.
     
  6. NonSequiturFarm

    NonSequiturFarm New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 8, 2015
    Pierpont OH
    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/aoas.2014.14.issue-3/aoas-2014-0026/aoas-2014-0026.xml

    Prohibition of application of antibiotic growth promoters in broiler chicken diets has resulted in increased use of herbs as natural additives in broiler feeds over the recent years. Researchers particularly look for herbs that can affect such parameters as growth performance, immune response, or treatment of certain diseases. Aloe vera is a well-known herb characterized by properties such as anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, wound-healing, anti-oxidant, and anti-diabetic effects. During the past years, attention has shifted toward Aloe vera as a natural additive to broiler diets, and studies have shown that Aloe vera can improve immune response and growth performance in broilers. In addition, Aloe vera is an excellent alternative for antibiotic growth promoters and anticoccidial drugs. Since Aloe vera can be used for broilers in the form of gel, powder, ethanolic extract, aqueous extract, and a polysaccharide contained in Aloe vera gel (i.e. acemannan), more studies are required to determine the best form and to compare Aloe vera with other medicinal herbs. This paper reviews effects of Aloe vera on intestinal microflora, growth performance, immune response, and coccidiosis in broiler chickens.
     
  7. Wonky Woods

    Wonky Woods Out Of The Brooder

    35
    4
    26
    Oct 10, 2015
    North Jersey
    I have a four and half month old chicken who started having seizures about three weeks ago. I've taken her to a local vet who only found some trauma to her wing and eye from a fall she had. He gave her a cortizone shot. She has good days and bad days with being able to stand and not stand. I spoke with the vet tonight and he suggested I start her on a teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel daily and see how she does with the seizures.I'm hoping it helps her. She is otherwise healthy. Infections and worms have been ruled out. I also have this hen on hemp seeds, flax seeds and chia seeds daily with her blue seal flock grower pellets.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by