Make an herbal mash for sick chickens
    to boost their immune systems.

    What you'll need:

  • Echinacea powder
  • Astragalus powder
  • Oregon Grape powder or Goldenseal
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Probiotic powder (acidophilus in a variety of forms)

    I like to get my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs, and
    choose organic when I can.

    This recipe is per bird, mix a batch according to how
    many birds you are trying to feed, and increase as needed.

    Make a hot mash with about half a cup of corn, oats (or
    oatmeal), and/or barley or a mixture of the three. Add a
    given amount of grains to cold water and cook according
    to the type of grain used, as times will differ depending on
    the grain.

    Cook the grains well, until they are soft and mushy. Let
    cool, (not cold), then stir in the herbs and other

    Use ½ Tsp of the herbs, 1 tablespoon of apple cider
    vinegar, and 1 heaping tablespoon of Probiotic powder

    The mixture may become stiff after adding the herbs, add
    more warm water if you need to in order for the mash to
    be mushy but not too soupy.

    Feed the mixture to your birds once per day for three
    days, then rest for one. Then three more, one off, as
    needed (this is called "pulsing" the herbs.)

    You can still eat the eggs while using the herbs, but be
    aware they may give the eggs a slightly earthy taste.

    This will boost your birds immune systems and help them
    get over any viral diseases they might be struggling with.

    Nota Bene:

  • If you wish, add in some hard boiled, mashed-in-the-shell
    eggs, it's great for them!
  • Feed once per day for three days, then take a day off.
  • Do not feed the mash every day.
Herbal Mash for Sick Chickens
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