Healthy Poultry Feed: Satisfying Supplements

Healthy Poultry Feed: Satisfying Supplements
Add to Favorites Raw Oats or Cornmeal Adding a bit of raw oats or ground cornmeal to your chicks’ feed can help prevent pasty butt, an affliction most common in shipped chicks that causes their vents to become stopped up with feces and can ultimately kill the chick if not cleared up. A sprinkle of either supplement on top of your chick feed is beneficial. Probiotic Powder Probiotics aid in intestinal and digestive health and can help prevent diarrhea in baby chicks, as well as guard against coccidiosis, the most common illness to affect chicks. Probiotics also help boost the immune system. Apple Cider Vinegar A few drops of apple cider vinegar in your chicks’ water is another immune system booster which also works to kill the germs that cause respiratory issues in chicks. Oregano Oregano is being studied as a natural antibiotic which combats coccidiosis, E. coli, salmonella and other pathogens. Feeding fresh chopped oregano, dried oregano sprinkled over the chicks’ feed, or steeping some fresh oregano into a

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