Essential Oils

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ashleejo, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. ashleejo

    ashleejo In the Brooder

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    I have been hearing about how farmers are adding Oregano to water to help keep their chickens healthy. I sell EO's so I have lots on hand and I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience adding Oregano EO (or any other oil) to their birds water. If you've tried it, I'd love to hear back from you! Thanks!
     
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  2. chicks are life

    chicks are life Songster

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    Oregano is great for chickens and I use so allot on my chickens when they are sick and I use them in substitute for herbs.
     
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  3. ashleejo

    ashleejo In the Brooder

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    Are you using the Oregano Oil? If so, do you just add a few drops a day to their water?
     
  4. chicks are life

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    No but I use oregano Herb and its great for them I would do 2 drops per gallon???????? Tell me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. ashleejo

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    I'll give it a try! Thanks for your help :)
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Is this essential oil something a human could eat also?
    I am not familiar with these type oils.
    For some reason I thought they were just for smelling?
     
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    Humans can drink diluted oils rub them on our skin smell and many many other things!
     
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    EO's are like juiced herbs or something like that but concentrated and natural. They are cautioned on poultry but if used right they can be helpful.
     
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  9. Ohmyheart

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    EO's are not made for human consumption. The FDA warns about this all the time some companies selling have gotten into a lot of trouble for telling ppl they are. Do not feed them to your chickens it is not safe.
     
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    If they are not something that a human can eat I personally would not give it to my birds.
     

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