Can I be perfectly honest with you? I was a little hesitant when we started back up with chickens a year and a half ago. I remember our first flocks. We’d get chickens, they’d get sick with something and then they’d die here and there. Or, they’d get eaten by a predator. I really had to sit down and think about it before we jumped back in. Since I didn’t know a lot about chicken health then, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to experience all of that again.
But please, if you’re on the fence about starting a flock, don’t be! Chickens honestly aren’t that difficult to take care of. After my past experiences, I learned a lot about chicken health and that made it easier. To start, it’s critical to keep up with the necessities. Make sure your chickens have access to clean water, fresh food, and a clean/dry coop. Now ideally, temperatures wouldn’t jump either or play a factor, but living in Minnesota, that’s usually not the case. The crucial first step to maintaining your chickens’ health is keeping up with the necessities.
My flock is VERY healthy this time around, and I’ll tell my secret. Strong Animals Chicken Essentials products! Honestly, I truly believe these products are the reason my chickens have stayed healthy this time because it’s the only thing I’ve done different! Full disclosure, the only issues I’ve dealt with in this flock were a couple cases of “bumblefoot”. Bumblefoot is a bacterial infection caused by staphylococcus which enters through a cut, scratch or injured area on a chicken’s foot. Soon, I’ll do a separate blog post on how to deal with bumblefoot in your chickens, so stay tuned!
Anyways, whether it’s bumblefoot or some other form of stress, I always incorporate Flock Fixer™ for a couple of days and my chickens are so much better. Flock Fixer™ contains prebiotics, probiotics, electrolytes, vitamins, and essential oils. You can’t always see it, but your flock will experience a weakened immune system during times of challenge like bumblefoot. Flock Fixer™ is a vitamin rich additive that helps hydrate, restore vital nutrients and help support immunity for your flock during periods of stress like this.
Annie’s “dream team” products ☝🏻
To keep my flock healthy on a daily basis, I also use Chicken E-lixir™. I just add this to their drinking water every day and it naturally keeps my chickens healthy by supporting their immune systems and promoting digestive health. Chicken E-lixir™ contains a unique blend of organic oregano essential oil, prebiotics, calcium, vitamins D & E and electrolytes. These products make raising chickens fun for me and my family again.
Bottomline, I know how stressful caring for a sick chicken can be. I also know that if you’re anything like me, these feathery family members are incredibly important to you! By using Strong Animals products, I know my chickens are getting all that they need to stay healthy. I can finally feel confident knowing that I’m doing the very best for my girls.
-The Wing Lady
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