# Turmeric dosage question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicknmania, Apr 3, 2007.

1. ### chicknmaniaOverrun With ChickensPremium Member

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I need a math expert. Turmeric directions say to give 1/2 to 1 percent of the total ration, mixed up in the feed, but no more than 1 percent. We figured four cups to a scoop; one percent of that approximately 1/2 teaspoon? Does this sound right? I can't reach the distributor for clarification.

2. ### Sharisr32Egg Killer ;)

Jan 14, 2007
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what are you using this for ?

3. ### chicknmaniaOverrun With ChickensPremium Member

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It is promoted as an Immune System booster; I did some research on it and found that this is substantiated, especially in poultry. Because our flock has gone through some rough times over the winter with exposure to and battling of two different viruses, we are trying to give them every chance, in addition to the other things we are doing we thought we'd try this.

4. ### ChrissyNCOut Of The Brooder

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I failed horribly in math, but I think I might have it. 1 cup = 48 teaspoons, so if you have 4 cups to 1 scoop then 1 scoop = 192 teaspoons. 1% of that is almost 2 teaspoons.

5. ### chicknmaniaOverrun With ChickensPremium Member

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Thank you! I was trying to do it by figuring out how many ounces....Lord knows how I came up with mine, I can't remember...I failed horribly in math, too. But at least I ended up with 1/2 percent!

6. ### StacykinsOverrun With Chickens

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The amount should really be calculated by weight rather than volume. This would require a scale, though. Doing so in the metric system would be much easier as well. I mean, because 1% of a kilogram (1000 grams) is 10 grams. Digital scales that can change between metric and ounces/lbs are very inexpensive. Most have a handy tare (zeroing) feature, too.E

Edit: Wow, I should have read the date of the original post before commenting. Some serious thread necromancy just happened

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