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Mereks and Probiotics.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lisasstratton, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. lisasstratton

    lisasstratton New Egg

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    Unfortunately, I recently lost a hen to Mereks disease, ( I had her Autopsied) and I've read that probiotics can help keep my other hens immunity up. I purchased some Probios powder and I'd like to add it to their feed, Has anyone used Probios and know the ratio? I can't add it to their water, as I use automatic watering cups. Thanks so much!
     
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be very difficult to mix in their feed and not have it wind up in the bottom of their feeder uneaten. I would really recommend making fermented feed for them (also highly beneficial) and mixing the powder in to that!

    Here is an excellent article to help you with fermented feed. I know it sounds weird, but believe me, chickens go NUTS for it!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/no-strain-hot-water-easy-fermented-feed-method-w-video
     
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  3. gander111

    gander111 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the info.
     
  4. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're welcome!
     

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