Just another Tea Tree Oil thread

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmerlor, May 13, 2009.

  1. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've used Tea Tree Oil on all the animals and kids for various minor injuries, dermatitis and to make sure new birds don't get picked on when they're introduced but Wow, does that stuff work!
    The other day I came home to find one of my black sex links with a HUGE gash down her backside. I could literally see the bones in this deep hole and flesh and meat were hanging. But she was still walking around and even pecking at herself a little so I figured I'd give it a day. I poured Tea Tree oil full strength into the four inch long gash and then sort of smoothed her feathers down with a light coating of tea tree oil to keep the other chickens away from her. Three days, just three days later that huge gash is closed, no infection, no blood, not even a scab and my girl is just fine and apparently laid an egg this morning. I'm amazed.
  2. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Centerburg, Ohio
    Good to know! I've used it topically - but I just have a little roller ball type bottle. Where do you get yours?
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I love tea tree oil too. I also put a few drops in the kids shampoo if lice are going around in school. From what I have heard they don't like the smell and don't get on you if you smell like it.
  4. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Murrayville, IL
    Isn't tea tree oil the best!!! I use almost all the Melacleuca (they are a company that has all kinds of health and wellness products from vitamins to food to beauty products) products. They are natural and derived from tea tree oil or it is added as a disinfectant, cleaning booster ect ect.

    Glad to hear your baby is better now!!!
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    preppy*hippie*chick :

    Good to know! I've used it topically - but I just have a little roller ball type bottle. Where do you get yours?

    I got my first BIG bottle from an essential oil dealer on Ebay. When that ran out I went to the local metaphysical store where they sell lots of herbs and real essential oils and got a couple of bottles.​
  6. LA~Poulet

    LA~Poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2009
    near Lake Charles, LA

    I agree, it is great stuff, we've used it for a number of things. It works wonders for preventing any type of cold sore or canker sore if you use it in toothpaste.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Be careful using something that aromatic on avians, though! I would never use it undiluted. They can react badly to things like tea tree oil.
  8. jwoodall

    jwoodall Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2009
    Castle Hayne, NC
    WOW...good to know! I file that one away for sure. thanks for sharing.
  9. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    Quote:About ten years ago I put this to the test (kids school had headlice problem bad) ....it doesn't kill or stop them but definatly helps! Like a flea collor...lol
  10. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    also DO NOT USE ON CATS! it's toxic for them.

    I use it diluted and it works well on both my chickens and my dogs. I wipe my dogs ears out with it regularly.


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