Epsom salt that has citrus extracts in it

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Silvey17, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Silvey17

    Silvey17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some epsom salt to treat diarreah in my flock. The problem is I couldn't find the pure kind, only one that has citrus extracts in it. The brand is Dr. Teals epsom salt with citrus. Is this safe to feed orally to my hens?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Probably but how will the Epsom salts cure diarrhea? Do you know the cause of the diarrhea?
     
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  3. Silvey17

    Silvey17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read that it detoxifies, its just a great all-rounder.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    When I had several birds with diarrhea I had a fecal sample read and it turned out to be clostridial bacteria that needed tetracycline to cure.
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) is a laxative when taken orally. If you wanted to make the diarrhea worse...
     

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