Turmeric capsules for chickens?

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  1. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens won't drink turmeric water or eat the feed mixed with turmeric. They only eat it if i split a grape in half and dump some powder on it. Then they look at me very angrily after that. [​IMG]
    So I was wondering if I could just give them a bit of a capsule? If so, how much? And how would i administer it?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Why??? Consider that your chickens might be right. Mary
     
  3. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X 2. Chickens seem to know what's good for them. If they are refusing it, it's because there are ill, or they don't need it.
    -Liv
     
  4. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For general wellness. Kind of the same reason why people give their chickens cayenne pepper and other spices.
     
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    Some of us manage without spicing up their lives, no problem. There's no actual research showing that turmeric, for example, improves health in chickens. Mary
     
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  7. SCOUT123

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    The paper that I read was about adding between !/2 to 2% turmeric in broiler feed. It promoted higher weights at slaughter (eight weeks of age?) in the birds in the study. To me, this doesn't translate into continued health for broilers, or any other birds. Mary
     
  9. SCOUT123

    SCOUT123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it said the turmeric improved liver health. It also promotes better-quality eggs in laying hens.
    Did you just read the first paragraph?
     
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    Laying hen egg production and quality
    Riasi et al. (2008) reported that the use of Turmeric in the diet of layers up to 2 g/kg had
    no adverse effect on egg quality. Radwan et al. (2008) reported that egg production,
    weight and mass increased significantly in laying hens fed Turmeric at the level of 0.5%
    in the basal diet, while yolk weight and yolk index were significantly higher in the group
    fed with 1.0% Turmeric in the feed. Sawale et al. (2009) recorded increased egg
    production in laying hens treated with a herb-derived mineral toxin binder production
    containing Curcuma longa. Radwan et al. (2008) suggested that Curcuma longa may
    improve the environment in the uterus (specifically the site of calcium deposition) and
    consequently increase shell weight and thickness. Moorthy et al. (2009) found no
    significant effect of feeding 0.1% Curcuma longa on hen house egg production and
    percent hen day egg production of Single Comb White Leghorn layers. Riasi et al. (2008)
    reported that feeding different levels (0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 g/kg of feed) of Turmeric
    to the laying hens had no significant effect on speci fic gravity, egg shell thickness, egg
    shell weight and eggs shell weight to egg weight ratio.
     

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