Home remedies for the sick chicken
When a chicken gets sick, you may not be able to get immediate help from your vet. However, you might have access to a remedy in your kitchen or laundry.
A home remedy may give an animal relief and give you time to source more effective medication and advice. Please don’t rely on home remedies alone if you have an ill bird. Get advice from a vet as soon as possible.
Some of the ‘remedies’ you read about online may contribute to the overall wellbeing of your birds. It’s highly unlikely they will be a cure for a parasite burden or a contagious disease.
In most cases, there is no science to prove they work. In all cases, any remedy should be used with caution: first do no harm. ‘Remedies’ you find could be toxic, or do nothing at all.
The following are some of the more common things you can try, where research and/or long-term use have shown they can have benefits.