has anyone used homeopathy on their chickens?? PTSD?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicchick, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. chicchick

    chicchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering about treating PTSD (post hawk attack) with homeopathy. Anyone ever done this? She is now afraid of the other hens, afraid to be out of her coop. ( Molting too - with the usual pale comb and not laying.) She was not like this before the attack (Dec.2).
    Thanks!
     
  2. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once used Echina on CRD chicken when I wasn't able to get medication. it was a minute dose and she did very well!

    I wouldn't recommend anything with alcohol in it, but there is a rescue remedy (for shock) that is safe for new born human babies. the main ingredients is chamomile, cherry plum, clematis, impatiens, rock rose and star of bethlehem. If it were my chicken, I would give tiny doses and see what would happen.

    PLEASE NOTE: I AM NO EXPERT

    I have been a chicken owner for over 2 years now and I grew up around chickens. My grandmother never took a chicken to a vet and treated all ailments at home with homeopathic remedies.

    I have successfully treated many ailments with home remedies and have only once required anti-biotics. I m yet to loose a chicken to illness.
     
  3. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    an update? how is your girl doing?
     
  4. chicchick

    chicchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't bought the remedy yet (big snow storm/ snow day, etc) but I did a web site remedy finder and it looks like she'll need sulphur. I just need to figure out the right dose. (We've been using homeopathy and Chinese medicine to keep the human family healthy for years, now)
    But really, since the hawk attack she hates to leave her private coop and the other 3 girls are just too "in her face".
    thanks for asking! I'll try to keep you posted!
     
  5. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've used Rescue Remedy on my chicken and also for my dog and myself.
     
  7. chicken burger

    chicken burger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:EXCELLENT!!!!! I suspected that rescue remedy would work for chooks too!
     
  8. chickens egg me on

    chickens egg me on Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes to rescue remedy. Also recommend comfrey via ointment, creme, or salve. Please let us know how your hen is doing. Best of luck!
     
  9. clanreed

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    In case anyone is interested in using homeopathy I thought I would post this link. It has some good references for using homeopathy for trauma in wildlife. We have used homeopathy with our humans, goats and dogs with great success and wouldn't hesitate it with the new chicks if they needed it.

    http://www.ewildagain.org/Homeopathy/wild_orphans.htm

    ~Shannon
     
  10. chickens egg me on

    chickens egg me on Out Of The Brooder

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    This is great, Shannon. Thank you!
     

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