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Turmeric as a supplement

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SCOUT123, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chirping

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    I read that laying hens have naturally weak livers, so i was wondering if I could put some turmeric into their diet to strengthen their livers and help reduce body fat, since i give them so many treats :rolleyes:
    If yes, would I give it in their feed or water? And how much?
     

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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Laying hens need a balanced diet and free choice oyster shell, and limited treats. Tumeric won't fix an unbalanced diet! Where's your research on turmeric for chickens,? Mary
     
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    The only article actually based on research is from linkedin, and it's about giving 0.5gm to 2 gm. of turmeric per kg. of feed to broilers and it's effect on carcass weight. That's a lot of turmeric! And, nothing about long term health or anything else. Reports of health benefits to humans really don't translate into good data for laying hens. I do like to see actual scienc reported, although these were nicely written and illustrated articles. Mary
     
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    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

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    The National Institute of Health even suggests that adding turmeric as a dietary supplement can increase resistance to avian necrotic enteritis.
     
  5. SCOUT123

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    should i add it to their water or food, and how much?
     

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    I'd love to see the NIH article! Mary
     
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    Some yummy sounding recipes for chicken with turmeric, though. Mary
     

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