Mereks and Probiotics.

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

  1. lisasstratton

    lisasstratton New Egg

    Oct 25, 2015
    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


    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!
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  3. gander111

    gander111 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jamul, CA
    Thank you so much for the info.
  4. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're welcome!

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