Building up healthy chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by unix_micki, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    75% of my flock has CRD, we thought Coryza but there was no smell and sulmet isn't helping. My meds arrive tomorrow, please pray they make it until then.

    What can I feed the healthy hens to get there immune system up since I am down to so few?? I can do rice, oats, peas, homemade bread....anything else??

    Day 3 of hell on my farm
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Probiotics! A healthy animal/human/bird/chicken has a good balance of good bacteria in the intestinal tract and these good bacteria's can ward off many diseases, including virus's, bacteria's, intestinal issues like enteritis, sour crops and other things. Get them on it for several weeks till everybody shows up healthy and then once or twice a week dosage will keep them healthy. I use a product called, Probios that I get on Amazon. It goes in the water and is great for all your pets too! Good luck!
     

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