Copper Sulfate

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChicknsRock, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    This is just a helpful hint for keeping your flock healthy.
    Copper sulfate is a natural resource that you can buy. It can be given to pretty much all animals and is very useful for maintaining a healthy flock. To give the chickens copper sulfate, mix a quarter teaspoon of it in a one gallon chicken waterer. It will kill parasites and overall keep your chickens healthy.
    Feel free to ask me any questions!
    - ChicknsRock
     
  2. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, will look into it
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Supplier? Brand? Length and Timing for Dosing?
     
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  4. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    You give your chickens CS 2 times a week for about a month.The supplier is Lancaster Ag. Not sure what the brand is.
     
  5. mi2bugz

    mi2bugz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any set time frame they should be given it? Ex. 2x's week for a month every 6 months, every year or just when notice possible problems?
     
  6. ChicknsRock

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    Just when you think your chickens need it, like when they have feather loss, enteritis, and other mild illnesses.
     
  7. Just a suggestion, but you might want to take care with dosages and handling of copper sulfate (CuSO4) - it's pretty toxic stuff. It's very popular as a fungicide and as an algicide. Eye and skin contact are advised against. When you buy it, there should be a safety sheet (MSDS) with info on handling and first aid.
     
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  8. mi2bugz

    mi2bugz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!

    i was surprised to find it used for chickens as it is what we use for algae control in our pool lol.
     
  9. ChicknsRock

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    You can even give it to horses,goats,cats,and dogs!
     
  10. Jen01971

    Jen01971 Out Of The Brooder

    How much and how often for small bantams? Thanks.
     

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