Essential oils for chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Pghelp, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Pghelp

    Pghelp In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2018
    Vallejo, California
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  2. imnukensc

    imnukensc Songster

    May 22, 2017
    SC Midlands
    Chickens come with their own essential oil---the uropygial gland---located near the dorsal base of their tail.
  3. Squishychicken

    Squishychicken Songster

    Oct 13, 2017
    ive used sandalwood and lavender on snake bites that my duck got. she is completely healed now. i use a mix of white vinegar and orange,lemon,lavender,lime and grapefruit essential oils for a spray that i spray the coop with once i have cleaned it out. ive used cedarwood and lavender one a chickens legs to get off leg mites.
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  4. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    That's a very interesting article - thanks for sharing. The most important thing to remember when using essential oils around any birds is that it must be 'medical grade', otherwise there are other chemicals in it which are potentially deadly to birds, especially the little ones. There's quite a lot of information out there about using essential oils with parrots as an enrichment tool as well as for health issues, and neem tea and oil are often used to treat finches for a vast range of health issues by hobbyists.
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  5. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

    May 16, 2015
    Vet interesting article , I think it’s just easier to use the drugs. With the oils and herbs we have to investigate and learn .

    I’ve used fresh mint and peppermint in my coop it really kept the bugs away. I’ve bought neem oil but I haven’t sprayed my coop yet....

    Not everyone is open to this but for the health of us and our children we need to change. Did you read that antiobiotics are added to food to increase growth ? Scary stuff

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