Animal Feed Supplement
Bamboo charcoal added to the feed or drinking water improves the smell of the shed and helps keep down flies.
One poultry farmer sent in this story to us about her poisoned chickens. “We bought Cornish-rock broiler chicks, which were doing fine until they were 3 weeks old. Then we could not get their usual feed, which was un-medicated 22% protein feed for game birds. We had to substitute another brand. In a few hours the chicks began to get sick. They were gaping (gasping for breath,) and too weak to stand up. They refused to eat and had a very subnormal temperature. 15% of them died in two days. Many more were so sick that we didn't expect them to live. I looked up symptoms in a homeopathic book, and decided to give them Carbo-veg, which is made from charcoal of vegetable origin, in their drinking water. We had previously saved some other chickens that had been poisoned, by feeding them charcoal. Charcoal is noted for antidoting the effects of spoiled or bad foods. I also gave them granulated coconut-shell charcoal to eat. All of them ate it readily. The next morning the survivors looked quite healthy again and were eating and drinking well. I was able to get the game bird starter again at that time. I think the substitute feed contained rancid fats, very rotten meat scraps, and/or GM corn.” Betty-Texas
We would follow up Betty’s suggestion and recommend regularly sprinkling granulated charcoal either in the feed or where they tend to “scratch”. Mixing charcoal powder with drinking water in the above ratio makes a very easy and practical way of getting the poison-adsorbing benefits of right to the chickens.
Granular charcoal is also an excellent avian digestive aid, especially for smaller birds such as parakeets and similar caged birds. It helps to fight hyperacidity and relieve stomach upset. We recommend that granular charcoal be placed in a treat cup or mixed with gravel.
We had to chuckle over this sick fish story: "I couldn’t stand to watch my fish die in the aquarium so I decided to cloud the water with charcoal powder. Next morning all the fish had revived!” Oscar
Charcoal not only cleans water of impurities, removes excess CO2, it also adsorbs some microorganisms and the toxins they produce that are lethal in artificial habitats. We would suggest sprinkling some charcoal granules in goldfish bowls and fish aquariums.
To learn more how you can help care for your pets and livestock using the super natural benefits of charcoal, we recommend the book CharcoalRemedies.com The Complete Handbook of Medicinal Charcoal & Its Applications.