Turmeric as a supplement

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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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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
http://www.hobbyfarms.com/is-turmeric-good-for-chickens-3/
http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2015/05/spice-up-your-chicken-keeping-for.html
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/turmeric-and-fatty-liver-disease/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/526569-turmeric-and-fatty-liver/
http://citygirlfarming.com/2016/01/12/turmeric-for-your-hens/
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/turmeric-oil-functional-feed-additive-poultry-nutrition-basak

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

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