Natural medicines/cures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ADuckOnQuack, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there such thing as natural medicines for chickens and ducks? What is it and what does it cure? Do you just add it to water or the feed? Thanks
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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  3. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    The best natural medicine, is clean water, reputable food source, clean and dry coop and plenty of space. Give your chickens that, and they won't need any medicine. I have never given a chicken any medicine.

    Mrs K
     
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  5. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks both
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. I have never given medicine to a chicken, or treated "naturally" for anything. A have had a couple of chickens with ascites, but no other problems that I know of. Could be because we process them at 2-3 years of age so they don't have a chance to get sick.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Some farms are finding that adding oregano to the feed reduces need for antibiotics.

    Turmeric reduces inflammation and is safe for ducks.

    Comfrey is as useful in helping treat leg injuries for my ducks as it is for me.

    There is, in fact, a textbook of Veterinary Herbal Medicine, and there are holistic vets who do a fine job.

    Apple cider vinegar is used to help a number of things.

    Good food and water, safe environment are extremely important, and when things go awry, sometimes herbal or old-fashioned treatments are the best thing.

    Food grade activated charcoal is a big help if a duck has ingested something toxic. It is also used in hospitals to treat overdose patients.
     
  8. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Amiga
     

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