I'm crossing my fingers as I make this statement.
I think I have averted health crises involving two hens through the guidance of Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele.
A couple of months ago Peggy Sue was acting quite lethargic. As my fellow chicken keepers know, one of the first signs of a health issue is when your bird distances themselves from the rest of the flock and simply stands alone inactive I was ready to dose her with an antibiotic and now I don't recall why I refrained. I followed the online trail of putting diatomaceous earth (DE) in the chicken feed for parasite control initially through Lisa's blog. I know, I know - two subjects bound to raise a ruckus with chicken owners are DE and apple cider vinegar (ACV). One chicken group's admin stated users would be removed permanently if they recommended either remedy. So please, no hate comments if you think my usage is not what you would choose.
Anyway, that's the only action I took and she is right as rain. She has become food aggressive with the rest of the vultures, her comb color has improved tremendously and she looks great.
Formerly it was a pale pink -- also not a good sign
I cut it into three section so I was able to put a chunk in each of the three chicken bowls. Gone before you knew it. Full of chicken heavenly treats -- old apricots, raisins, peanuts, organic oats, Grubblies, sunflower seeds and wild bird seed.