MY BEST TIPS TO KEEP POULTRY HEALTHY!!!
Daily - Add To Each Gallon Water:
1- Ounce Chicken Elixer
1- Tsp Garlic Powder or Clove
1- Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Pest Control: (Note: Mosquitoes/gnats/flies can even kill CATTLE, after a heavy rainstorm and in standing water so spraying coops for pests to protect chickens is essential!) (bugs breed in coop bedding, dust and near spider webs. Also in standing water much of the year)
Use As Needed:
Corid (to water as needed for Coccidiosis)
Hydrogen Peroxide (spray coop to
prevent the spread of bacteria)
Coop and nearby areas: Spray With Liquid Sevin 500 -
to prevent overpopulation of mites/lice
that can make chickens sick or cause death!
USE OUR FEED, AND SUPPLIES THAT ARE RECOMMENDED
1) DO NOT USE PINE SHAVINGS! NOT ALL PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS ARE ACCURATE AND WOOD MAY CONTAIN HARMFUL CHEMICALS AND BUG REPELLENT
(Optional) use a commercial insecticide Ivermectin several times a year. This medicine comes in different strengths - READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY- Stops parasites and is a great dewormer
Add a few drops to back of the neck or under her wings using a cotton swab
This is a product to keep on hand for many uses. a MUST HAVE product to give your chickens the BEST of care - Added benefit is that you will keep the litter in your coop in top shape.
Biochar is 100% all organic natural energy by-product - Many uses -
Mary Ann Fordyce aka "The Chicken Lady"
This essential product is used by Blue Star Ranch daily for all ages of chickens. Biochar has been tested & used by Texas A&M in a series of studies.
Biochar has proven to reduce mortality in poultry and increase food absorption, plus boost overall health. There are MANY uses for this product! (documents/testing and lab results can be sent to you by email!)
Safe for all poultry, farm animals and pets
Add to litter reduce ammonia and odors
Prevents mites in the dust bath
Feed additive for improved digestion counters hyper-acidity
Reduces toxins and bacteria
Pour biochar in damp areas as carbon absorbs wetness and odors
Contains 12 important trace minerals needed for a healthy balanced diet
Made from the VERY same ingredients that are in our Hugelland Non-GMO feed. Many vitamins, and essential oils that your chickens NEED to be healthy! In stock at Blue Star Ranch!
All chickens can get stressed EASY. Its proper care to be sure that your chickens have the needed vitamins
D & E, supports hydration as well as needed essential oils. This 32-ounce product makes 32 GALLONS and you can use every day or if your chickens have a "stress/mycoplasma" outbreak you can add more Chicken Elixer to clear up many minor infections.
I rarely if EVER endorse a product. This product will be something you need to keep on your shelf of supplies in your chicken coop.
This is a CUSTOM blend that we have used on our farm to add to the chicken's water, chicks, and pullets for optimum health. TESTED and used by Blue Star Ranch!
Mary Ann Fordyce aka "The Chicken Lady"
Disclaimer I understand that by reading and learning information from this website or any connecting links, phone calls and texts that Blue Star Ranch is NOT practicing medicine. We are NOT licensed vets nor do we treat poultry. If you have questions about your chickens health:
Read this webpage for links to products, services or health practices that link to websites.
Understand that chickens outside are walking on the ground and can pick up disease from birds that fly overhead or winds that blow bacteria. Be sure to use safe health practices when handling your chickens. ALL Vets will say that your chickens are carriers of bacteria of one type of another. Its TRUE all chickens carry LOTS of bacteria! Many kinds.
If You Have An Ill Chicken
Put her in a cage or crate and make sure that she is warm. Wrap a towel around her if she seems stressed. Keep her in quiet location
She needs to stand up and walk at least once in 24 hours
Keep her away from other chickens
Look for any injuries
Try to see if she will eat food or drink anything
You may need to water and feed her by hand if she is not standing and eating on her own
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My suggestion: If your chicken is sick, depending on what type of sickness, call your own vet OR to boost health and prevent issues you can use garlic, oregano or oregano oil, apple cider vinegar, turmeric added to water. Or feed yogurt to add good bacteria to the system. and a real good poultry probiotic spray or powder for liquid.
Some vets do suggest that you can give your chicks a boost to give them "Pedialyte" to drink or liquid vitamins for a boost Some people choose the Vet RX too.
Look at: using Borax to destroy Mycoplasma. in the coop
Also an option: 3% hydrogen peroxide for spraying in the coop to kill diseases as well as for small cuts or bumblefoot (do not overuse! in coop area)
Old fashioned folk method add "iodine" to baby chicks drinking water to prevent bad bacteria
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This product contains camphor oil, rosemary oil, and oregano oil - Not a medicine but is effective in many cases for small problems.