I am really mystified by the "natural" thing. 1. what part of natural is introducing something that is not part of an animals diet into their diet natural? 2. if a chemical is not part of an animal's diet, then whether it was produced by a plant or by a test tube, is there a difference as it is alien to the animal? now i give my chickens coconut sap vinegar - like ACV in the tropics but feeding them DE or Chilli - is that natural Most medications are made to be very specific and often from chemicals found in nature. When we give them a "chemical" its all they are getting. When we give them a plant thats not a part of their natural diet, is it more natural or are we just making ourselves feel better? I would love opinions. I would also love to not get emotional retorts to others' opinions. This could be a interesting thread or it could be world war three lets try and just keep it interesting.