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Guide to raising healthy, happy chickens without antibiotics

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) Raising chickens is smart. It provides you a healthy supply of food in the form of chicken eggs, and you'll even have a source of emergency meat if times get really bad.

Chickens largely take care of themselves. They're friendly, curious and smart enough to come running when you call them. They'll devour scorpions, ticks, crickets, and even the occasional small lizard, removing all sorts of insect pests from your property.

I've been raising chickens for several years now, both in South America and in Central Texas, and I'd like to pass along what I've learned so that you can raise healthy chickens, too!

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a word....

hi LL :)
Just fyi to you and all friends on DP...
I want to give personal testimony on this one,
as troubled times seem to be ahead.

5 years ago
a $6.89 pouch of 'livestock' antibiotics
absolutely saved my dog's life..
a tiny little min pin with a huge swollen lymph gland
on her neck developed literally over night.
Dr. said it was either spider bite, cancer or infected lymph node.
Any one of which could kill her.
Long story short: it was an infected lymph and she is still with me.
It worked very fast... the lethargy disappeared in 1 day,
almost immediately became 'herself' after not being able to get up.
The 'lump' in the neck took a week to finally disappear...
and one 'weird' thing... her eye
on the side opposite the lump became almost milky white when
the 'lump' appeared.... she was one sick 6.5 lb dog.
That cleared up too after about 2 weeks,
finally back to normal. :)

I have other testimony about the $6.89 pouch which I kept in the
freezer for years and used.
And still use. (when needed) to this very day.
I capsuled it with "0" gelatin caps (approx 500mg.)
I will NEVER be without this insurance...
no 'permission' needed, just walk in any feed store and buy it.
It can save lives.
Yours or your dog's.
Cheers,
G.

What was exactly...

the antibiotic that you bought?

Thanks.

The antibiotic....

The active anti-biotic is Tetracycline..
in the form of Tetracycline Hydrochloride.
A 6.4 ounce foil pouch is sold under various brand names..
Terramyacin, Tetramyacin are by Pfizer
Terra-Vet is also the same product re-distributed.

I will just give personal testimony here and cut to the chase.
Yes. Myself, my friends and my family and relatives have used it for years.... not one complaint, not one 'bad' reaction.
It is a broad based antibiotic..
most effective against respiratory infections..
but
it has been used effectively against a grueling sinus infection..
kept bad teeth from further abscessing (PAIN!!!!) and under control
until an examination/extraction took place (2 weeks)..
Throat infection.. my friend's teenage daughter was miserable..
could barely swallow.. she fought it with this and had relief
in less than 24 hours... stopped dosing after 72 hrs and things
went to normal.
It works.
Just use common sense and don't use it for 'everything'...
sniffles, cough, colds... let your body and your own immunities work.
It is 'insurance'... once or twice a year stuff for most of us. :)

I can talk about dosage if anyone's interested.
Cheers!
G.

another word

Bonbon, my bardrock rooster, is as big as a turkey. He's huge.

My roosts are rather high, so if a predator came into the coop, the birds have an advantage.

Bonbon, as much as he would have liked to have been on the top perch, remained on a middle one where he had command of the coup.

One day when jumping down he landed wrong, spraining his left foot, which swelled, until he got what is called bumble foot. Most folks would have ended his life, but I chose to nurse him.

I purchased a bag of antibiotics for under $10, put very little in his drinking water and seperated him from the flock.. he could still see them.. but he was not allowed to rule of the roost.

His bumble foot healed within a week, and he's back to jumping every hen that dares come near him when he pecks the ground and sings his little songs to attract them. He is now the proud father of three more hens, that he does not jump on.

The antibiotic is sealed in a jar in the freezer, and I am happy to have it, as for me, it is better to have when in need, than not.

My birds are hormone free, pastured, and while I do buy scratch, I also feed them scraps from the soup kitchen. They are omnivores, LOVE meat, fish.. which I mix with oatmeal and other grains, and I feed them on the compost heap, so they help me turn it everyday.

I find what is really important is that their coop is CLEAN, their nests are CLEAN. I use borax. they are wonderful animals.. I LOVE mine very much. I have learned more about "human nature" just by watching them.

I have 16 hens and if I'm lucky, I might get two eggs a day. This is because I do not feed them hormones. Kitty boy gets an egg yolk a day.. so right now, they are expensive uninsured pets, the antibiotic is my only insurance policy, and if ine died while being treated with antibiotics, they would be buried, not eaten.

(((((((LL))))))))

Now as for pidgeons... I have a few squab recipes for you if you would like ;))

((((((((((Granger))))))))))

Your wonderful comment just made my day!

Recipes for feeding pigeons? sure fire away.

They love rice grains all kinds of bread muffins... city pigeons in the winter time will eat just about anything I give them.
So much food goes to waste so much bread gets stale moldy and gets thrown out -- birds will eat it.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

You might find this vid very interesting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeyX4vapEGM

There are no words, but the vid shows you pidgeon feed. This guy LOVES pidgeons, and they must love him too, because they return to him. Look at how healthy and beautiful they are.... <3<3<3<3<3

WOW

Such a cool vid.
These pigeons live the good life -- it's like winning a pigeon lottery LOL
Thank you.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Hi Goldenequity

Great to hear your dog survived.
Thanks for your informative comment.

Enjoy your day!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

thx!

..:)