Better Brooder Blend™ (1lb refill bag)
Introducing Better Brooder Blend™!
Sprinkle a ¼ to ½ cup (a good pinch or two) of our 100% USDA Certified Organic blend atop the brooder bedding (pine shavings, paper towels, etc.) of your choice. We recommend Better Brooder Blend be added daily to stimulate and encourage natural foraging behaviors. Repeat often and with regular cleanings.
In order to provide the best start for your new chicks, a dry brooder and fresh clean water is essential to prevent the spread of disease. Including our specially crafted, aromatic blend into your brooder provides anti-fungal and antibacterial benefits to the spunky living environment of your fluffy flock. These botanical herbs are 100% USDA Certified Organic, and non-toxic if ingested. This blend is effective and surely worth chirping about.
REFILL BAG = 40+ applications!
Store in a cool, dry location and avoid extreme heat and direct sunlight. Not intended for medical use or human consumption. Keep out of reach of children. Best when used within 90 days of opening package.
Treats for Chickens teamed up with a Medical Herbalist – specializing in animal husbandry – to ensure that this blend was specifically formulated to meet every need of a rapidly growing baby chick’s body. Keep reading to see what each and every herb in this blend does to make your fluffy and adorable baby chick healthy as can be!
Organic Comfrey Leaf – This herb is specific for helping with bone development and healing of bones. It is rich in vitamin B12, and is a great pain reliever. Helps to relieve inflammation and irritation in both the digestive and respiratory system.
Organic Rosehip – Ability to support the development of strong blood vessels, as well as strong bone and skeletal development. Rosehip is a fantastic source of Vitamin’s C, A, and K. This herb is a great tonic/antioxidant that helps to prevent diarrhea.
Organic Chamomile – Great for the reduction of stress, tension, and anxiety. Chamomile is known as a “bitter herb”, meaning it is an astringent, a tonic, a relaxer, and an internal cleanser. This herb also helps improve digestion and stimulate appetite.
Organic Aniseed – This herb is anti-parasitic externally, and internally is antispasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms). Aniseed is carminative (Hold on! Explanation coming right up!) to the digestive system, which helps control those stinky chicken farts - we are serious here. Helps to clear mucus from the respiratory system as well.
Organic Fenugreek Seeds - Great for both the respiratory and digestive system, as it helps to relieve inflammation/irritation. Fenugreek Seeds are highly nutritious (8% oil and 20% protein), and contains Vitamins A, B, C, and the fertility Vitamin E.
Organic Echinacea – This herb is specific for assisting in building a strong immune system, and helping to fight infection both internally and externally.
Organic Garlic – Antiseptic, antibiotic, respiratory expectorant herb that helps build a strong respiratory and digestive system. Garlic is known as a prebiotic which will encourage the development of “good bacteria” in the gut. This herbs helps to remove mucus, as well as relieves diarrhea and acts as a laying stimulant.
Organic Dandelion Leaf – Natural electrolyte that is rich in potassium. Contains Vitamins A, B, C, and D. This herb helps support the liver (which is a digestive function), production of digestive juices, and helps with diarrhea and constipation.
Organic Peppermint – This herb is an insecticide and a natural rodent repellent that aids in respiratory health. Allowing your flock to eat Peppermint, will result in larger eggs, thicker eggshells, and increased egg production.
Organic Lavender – Highly aromatic herb that is a stress reliever and insect repellent. Lavender also increases blood circulation.
Organic Thyme – Very effective against internal parasites, suppresses muscle spasms, and is antimicrobial both internally and externally. Thyme has also been found to act as a laying stimulant.
Organic Calendula (pot marigold) – This herb is a great astringent, and anti-inflammatory both internally and externally. Calendula is known as a “bitter herb” which will stimulate appetite and help the digestive system. Excellent for skin and feather condition, as well as supporting skin cell healing.
Organic Dandelion Root – Just like Organic Dandelion Leaf, this Dandelion Root is a natural electrolyte that is rich in potassium. When potassium is lost through diuresis (increased production of urine), this herb replaces what was lost.