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A Special Treat to Support Sick Chickens

A Special Treat to Support Sick Chickens
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When you were a little kid and had a cold, nothing had you on the road to recovery like mom’s chicken noodle soup.  Here’s how you can give that same loving care to your sick chicken.  This should not replace medical care when needed, but giving a boost to your chicken’s immune system will help get her back on her feet faster (it can also help keep them healthy to fight off illness)


Black Oil Sunflower Seeds – A good source of protein & helps grow healthy feathers.  This is great for feather loss or molting
Dried Mealworms – Excellent source of protein & iron.  Helps anemic chickens who have been dealing with blood sucking mites.  Additionally, most chickens can’t resist this treat and it could entice a chicken with loss of appetite to eat
Scrambled Eggs – No salt added please! Another excellent source of protein & iron.  Never feed chickens raw eggs or whole eggs, you don’t want them to associate the eggs in their nest box with a food source.
 – Finely chopped.  They provide potassium which helps synthesize protein & builds muscle
Plain Yogurt – Contains helpful probiotics to aid digestion

Mix It Up!

Mix the sunflower seeds, mealworms, scrambled eggs, and bananas together:

sick chicken treat

Add enough yogurt to stick everything together:

Chicken Comfort Food

You should have the sick chicken isolated so she can get plenty of food & water without her flockmates picking on her or getting in her way.  Give the sick chicken her own bowl of comfort food. It doesn’t store well, so if you made too much, give the leftovers to the rest of the flock.  Make sure everyone has access to grit to help them break down the treat.  Don’t forget to give her plenty of fresh water and feed in her isolation area.

Chicken Comfort Food
Chicken Comfort Food
Chicken Comfort Food - what to feed a sick chicken

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William Alexander

Monday 19th of September 2022

What an amazing recipe's i will surely make it and feed it to my chickens. Thanks for this help.


Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Eggs?! Really?


Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Eggs are good for chicken's health - they will often eat eggs left unattended in the nest box if given the chance. When I give my chickens eggs I always scramble them so they don't look like "eggs" anymore, that way they won't decide to start eating all eggs in the nest box


Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Quick question-could you freeze this for future use?


Thursday 14th of September 2017

yogurt when it is thawed can have a strange gritty texture but is perfectly safe to eat, I have never tried freezing this, but I don't see why you couldn't

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