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.
Bananas – 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:
Add enough yogurt to stick everything together:
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.