Putting together a natural remedy cabinet/reminder

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by javotte, May 19, 2009.

  1. javotte

    javotte Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    Hi Guys!
    I am trying to put together a natural remedy cabinet/reminder, hoping that prevention will be better... So far, I have:
    - Cod liver oil (for vitamin D deficiency)
    - Oyster shell grit (for digestion)
    - Dried crushed pumpkin seeds (Worms)
    - Garlic (Worms)
    - Apple Cider vinegar (Worm and tonic)
    - Cat food (protein)
    - Tuna (protein)
    - Egg yolk (protein)
    - Honey (energy)
    - Yoghurt (digestive tract)
    - Grated apple (mineral and vitamin)
    - Baby rice/oats (Bulking in food mix)
    - Back rescue remedy (Trauma)
    Has anybody any other suggestions to be added?
    Also has anybody tried "Echinacea tincture" for bacterial and viral infection?
    Thanks for your help,
  2. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    NW Florida
    I'd like to see more items SPECIFICALLY for sour crop, particularly if there is a fungal component. I'm worried that the ACV tonic could actually contribute to a fungal overgrowth - fungi LIKE acidic environments! Bacteria don't, and bacteria are probably more common in the case of "rotten vegetable matter" stuck in a crop, so ACV is best in most cases. But what about fungi/yeast?

    Also, what about some natural items for mites/lice? Is Orange Oil effective at all for these? Or Rosemary? I've heard that Rosemary and Clove are good on dogs for fleas...
  3. javotte

    javotte Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    Has anybody tried ti-tree oil? It works wonder on kids!
  4. kitkatbahr

    kitkatbahr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    Merritt Island, FL
    I think this is an excellent idea. As a newbie, both to poultry (ducks) and BYC forums, I would love to see a sticky (pretty please) unless there is one I missed, for a first aid /emergency kit of natural remedies, like your list, and/or other ideas of things to have on hand during emergencies. I have, thankfully, not had to deal with any injuries, predators, etc. and hope I never do, but if I did, having a first aid kit already put together would sure help during the stress of trying to help my ducks.

    I will watch this thread closely for all the great ideas people will be adding to it.

    Thank you so much. I guess my biggest question is all the things you have listed, will they work on DUCKS too? Or is it just for chickens?

    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Prep H

    olive oil

    Oh isn't tea tree oil toxic to birds?
  6. javotte

    javotte Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    What is prep H? What does it do?
    And Olive oil? What are the benefits...
    Sounds great though...
  7. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
  8. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    kust some thoughts
    Oilive oil is to be used in the sour crop idea
    drops down the throat and massage crop
    on this idea
    use crop flush
    1/2 cup of baking soda
    1 pint of warm water
    and use childs ear syringe and fill it with the warm soda water and put in back of throat and express it into the crop
    then take your fingers and come up under crop and force sour feed or what ever is in the crop
    do this three times till crop is cleaned out

    you can email me for the crop surgery if flush dails to do the trick

    Also for coccidiosis and worming
    I would use the cayanne pepper in the daily feed
    1 gallon of crumbles
    3 tbsp of cayanne pepper
    it is herbal and much more effective
    ACV is not a wormer but a solution to make good gut flora grow and chickens to use calcium and Vit D effectively
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Whey Powder (cocci remedy, grated apples too).
    Chick Weed, when in season (immunity booster and overal awesome thing to give your birds)
    Peppermint, Catnip, and Marigold Oil (mite repellent)
    Diatamacious Earth (calcium source, wormer, prevents fly eggs from hatching in droppings)
    Vitamin E Oil (helps with molting stress and fertility)
    Hypericum (pain reliever, nerve damage, stress, slight appetite stimulator, treatment for Marek's Disease)

    For Crop Binding, mix warm water and olive oil in equal parts and fill the crop (not to the point of vomiting, but as full as you can). Massage in a pinching motion, starting at the top and work down. Be firm. When the crop is moving, make a drench of Probiotics and give orally. The probiotics will "competitively exclude" harmful microbes.
  10. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Quote:wouldn't that get into the lungs?

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