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Good Flock Ideas

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by The Angry Hen, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello,

    I have a couple flocks of chickens.
    They are only for eggs and pets.

    Not long ago...
    On New years day of 2017, my Guinea hen passed away.
    April tenth of 2017 my Speckled Sussex had passed too.
    Then around Easter my NH hen passed away.
    On April 27 OF this year my other Guinea hen died.

    I want to reduce the death.

    Some people use thyme, Oregano and apple cider vinegar.
    Are these good ideas for health?
    If so, which one is more reasonable?

    Everyone's fine now, but I want to keep it that way!

    Thank you!

    -The Angry Hen

    P.S Everyone is always so very helpful and nice!


     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    i use apple cider vinegar in my water. I really like it because it helps keep my birds healthy and it keeps bacteria from growing in their water.
     
  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you so much for responding with a very helpful answer!
    How much did you put in the water?
    I should try that! Thanks, again!
    -TAH
     
  4. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a 2 gallon waterer. I don't measure how much I I mix in. I just pour a splash in. I don't put in a whole lot because then my mom will know I'm taking it :lol:
     
  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Yes, I smuggle treats like fruits into the coop!
    Nobody knows! [​IMG]
    Thanks for the advice!
    -TAH
     
  6. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    :lol:

    You're welcome
     
  7. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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  8. tastyacres

    tastyacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never stops learning!
    I put DE in the coop, helps keep lice, fly's, fleas, etc, killed!
     
  9. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    What's DE? I probably know what it is, I just forgot though!
    Thank you!
    -TAH
     
  10. tastyacres

    tastyacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never stops learning!
    Diatomaceous eaeth
     

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