Tumeric - Feeding your chickens.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by steffpeck, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Dr. Brown told me to give my sick pullet Tumeric that it helped to boost their immune system. Does anyone else do this and how much do you give them??
     
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He suggested the same thing to me a couple months ago. The chicken in question is no longer with us. Am at a loss telling you it will work or not. Sorry!
     
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks!!
     
  4. mountaintopchicken

    mountaintopchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do give my chickens some turmeric. It can be expensive, but I can get it at wholesale prices through a co-op in my town.

    I put it in a wet mash. I make a special super-duper, full-of-special ingredients wet mash that I give at least every few days as a treat. I can't give you exact proportions of turmeric to other ingredients because I'm not too precise about it. A put a few spoonfuls in my big pot of wet mash. However you feed it, you'll have to mix it with something else to get them to eat it. They seem to avoid the wet mash if I put too much turmeric in it.

    I have read that it is a good immunity booster and has antioxidants and ant-iinflammatories as well as xanthophyll (xanthophyll helps makes yolks that nice golden color), but I don't think it's a be-all and end-all cure your chicken of anything kind of ingredient.

    Did Peter Brown give you any info about how he recommends feeding it?
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    No he didn't give me instructions of how much or how to do it. I did reply back to him and asked for directions though. I will wait and see what he says.
     
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont hold your breath Steff, it will be awhile. My directions were to "sprinkle" it on their food!
     
  7. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Who is Dr. Brown, is he like Dr Phil? I know bad joke [​IMG]
     
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