Tea tonic (for chickens) is blended with gentle but rich ingredients that act as strong antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal agents. As well as others rich in beta carotene and other vitamins that will help keep your chickens happy and healthy.
Brew our tea and offer warm, cold, iced or frozen! See instructions here.
Tea tonic is also beneficial if you have a sick or injured chicken. They will often stop eating when they’re not feeling well, but generally will keep drinking, so you can get some nutrients and vitamins into them through the tea tonic.
Green Tea is a strong antiviral. It contains catechins, which are polyphenolic compounds that are known to exhibit strong anti-influenza activity. A study conducted on chickens by Lee HJ et al., 2012 showed that adding 10 g/kg of green tea to the diet of chickens showed significant antiviral protection against avian influenza.
- Calendula – Poultry farmers in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada use Calendula to treat endoparasites in poultry, and as a food for foraging and ground cover.
- Rose Petals
- Chamomile – Chamomile’s flowers contain 1-2% volatile oils, including alpha-bisabolol, alpha-bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin, which are known for their anti-inflammatory and antiphlogistic properties.
- Green Tea (decaffeinated) – is a strong antiviral. It contains catechins, which are polyphenolic compounds that are known to exhibit strong anti-influenza activity. A study conducted on chickens by Lee HJ et al., 2012 showed that adding 10 g/kg of green tea to the diet of chickens showed significant antiviral protection against avian influenza.
- Lavender – Lavender oil is widely used for various respiratory problems. The stimulating nature of lavender essential oil can also loosen up the phlegm and relieve the congestion associated with respiratory conditions, speeding up the recovery process and helping the body naturally eliminate phlegm and other unwanted material.
- Oregano – Oregano can help boost chickens immune systems and helps fight off E.coli and Salmonella. Adding oregano leaves to chickens diet at a rate of 500 ppm of body weight showed it provided them some protection against Eimeria spp, which cause Coccidiosis. When oregano leaves were fed to broilers in a research study, a 59% mortality rate reduction from ascites syndrome-related deaths was observed.
- Peppermint – The addition of dry or fresh peppermint leaves to the diet of laying hens has been proven to significantly increase egg weight, egg production, egg mass, and feed intake.