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It would be nice if we list herbs and there health benefits for chickens here. I know of neem leaves (dogoyaro), bitter leaves, scent leaves and moringa. Neem can replace antibiotics to some extent.
You can also add ginger and garlic. They help in digestion and promote general health of the birds. It is best to add them in feed rather than water.
Another thing is this, adding ginger, onion and esp garlic powder to feed can protect the feed against fungi causing mycotoxin. In case you don't know, mycotoxin is very dangerous to birds and animals as a whole. Apart from death, it can cause reduce feed intake, low feed conversion efficiency and less productivity.
Wow, thanks a lot. These are secrets that can set someone apart from others. God bless u.
These are really awesome. I thank u all.
How about aloe vera?
(02-08-2015, 06:16 PM)Hilux Wrote: [ -> ]How about aloe vera?

Aloe vera is super good for them. Helps in growth and general health. Put in water or feed. But beware that it contains aloin, a compound that has laxative effect. It can also cause stomach cramps in humans. But thank God, this aloin is present in the outer leaf pulp of Aloe leaves. The yellow sap that sometimea flows out from cut aloe vera contains aloin. So by scraping out the clear gel at the center of the leaves, you avoid the aloin.
How to extract aloe vera gel without the latex:
(05-02-2021, 09:29 PM)FarmTech Wrote: [ -> ]How to extract aloe vera gel without the latex:

I never knew aloe vera have a bad side. Thanks for sharing.