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Help for chicken diseases and illnesses...natural remedies that work!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by earthmama24, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. earthmama24

    earthmama24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Although my post is specifically about coryza, the remedies mentioned will help with just about any illness. Get and keep on hand: GSE (grapefruit seed extract), colloidal silver and MMS. You will not be sorry and all of these things are affordable and can be used by animals and humans alike. Try it next time you think you are coming down with a cold. Food poisoning? Colloidal silver ever 15 minutes for the first 4 doses and then hourly. We've got to start being more self-reliant and we'll be able to save a lot more of these animals.

    Best wishes and good health to all of you and your chickens!

    http://earthmama24.blogspot.com/2011/03/natural-treatment-of-infectious-coryza.html
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    This is really great of you...I always !!!! try to go natural when I can...and being a small area with nothing around makes it hard to find some of the things I need...Keep up the great work !
     
  3. earthmama24

    earthmama24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I've appreciated some of the great advice you've been giving as well!
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Thank You...I try when I can
     
  5. earthmama24

    earthmama24 Out Of The Brooder

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    For all of you out there, please go online now and order some GSE (grapefruit seed extract). This is a must have for chicken people! It has saved my entire flock (minus one but she died because she didn't get any!)

    Almost every issue I am seeing can at least be helped by GSE. You just put some in their water daily. If they are not eating or drinking, you can force feed it.

    Here is the product description on the NutriBiotic brand: "NutriBiotic Maximum GSE[​IMG] (Grapefruit Seed Extract) Liquid Concentrate is a natural quaternary compound synthesized from the seed and pulp of organically grown grapefruit.

    The grapefruit bioflavonoid (polyphenolics) are converted into an extremely potent compound that has been proven highly effective in numerous applications. Maximum GSE is used by healthcare professionals worldwide as nutritional support for individuals with an array of health concerns.

    It contains high levels of vitamin C and E, and bioflavonoids. These important substances have an antioxidant action and can neutralize free radicals that damage cells and cause a number of illnesses.

    Grapefruit seed extract is being used successfully in humans and animals alike. It naturally helps to detoxify, enhance and support the immune system. After 35 years in use by naturopathic physicians, clinics and the general public grapefruit seed extract has been proven to be a safe and effective!"

    I know I sound like a broken record and there will be some doubters out there, but just try it. Iherb.com has a small bottle for $13 and they have free shipping over $40 (so pick up some colloidal silver while you are at!) Even without free shipping, their shipping for this one item is $2/USPS or $4/UPS. For $15 you can have on hand something that will treat 400 chickens with 1 dose (at a 1 drop dose if you were force feeding). How can you beat that? I have no vested interest in this stuff. I am just a customer who found out it works. I brought a chicken back from the brink of death with GSE and I just want to get the word out so that everyone can have some on hand for when an emergency arrives. There is nothing worse than having to wait it out all night until the local feed store or TSC opens. If you get this, you won't have to.
     
  6. jippolit

    jippolit New Egg

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    Hi from Costa Rica,

    I am using G.S.E. for an antibacterial / antifungal treatment for the coop and all basic cleaning purposes. We don't have the U.S. brand names here. I buy ours at the agricultural supply house, and we are mixing the liquid concentrate at a rate of 6ml (cc) per liter of water.

    It is sold here as a general antibacterial / antifungal treatment for crops.

    Our girls were getting a parasitical infection on their feet. The vet told us to mix one teaspoon of lime in a liter of water to use as a general anti-bacterial cleaner. He also suggested using fire-ash. We have done both, but are happy to finally have found a source for grapefruit seed extract for general sanitization purposes.

    Joe
     
  7. gaitngirl

    gaitngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know this is an older thread but I thought I would post on it anyway. I used GSE when I did parrot rescue back in the late 90's/early 2000's (it was great for treating a variety of issues). I cleaned cages, food bowls, etc. with it. I didn't like using bleach because of the fumes/toxicity. I had to quit parrot rescue when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. One of my oncologists mentioned it to me (we were discussing natural remedies for various things when I was arguing against doing chemo - a battle I lost). I used it when I was doing laundry while my immune system was compromised. I used it for general cleaning, too, and managed to avoid getting any of the cold/flu bugs that were going around during my treatment (I work with the public and couldn't take time off during my treatments). I added it to my smoothies on occasion but didn't really focus on it as a dietary supplement.
    In the turmoil of the years after I finished my treatments and everything else that was going on in my life, I packed the last bottle I had away and rarely gave it a thought. I didn't even think of it when I started with chickens! Now that I'm adding to the flock (chicks that are quarantined first), I will definitely be adding it to the cleaning/dietary regimen of my flock and coops.
     

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