Spring - Chicken Herbal Tonic

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Spring - Chicken Herbal Tonic

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:02 pm

Chicken Herbal Tonic
The ingredients of this tonic have been chosen specifically to aid in digestion, purify the blood and stimulate liver functions. It is equally beneficial for you or your chickens and is a great pick me up to get energised. You will need -
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon Dandelion Root
1 Tablespoon Dandelion Greens
1 Tablespoon Chickweed
1 Tablespoon Clover
1 Tablespoon Nettles
Rinse the dirt well off the dandelion root then bring to a boil in a saucepan of 2 cups of water and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Meanwhile rinse the remaining ingredients and place them in a small bowl. Pour the hot liquid over the fresh herbs, steep for further 20 minutes then strain into a pint jar.Spring
You can drink the tonic warm (add a bit of honey to taste if desired) or serve room temperature to your chickens with the strained solids on the side. They will just love the tonic and be healthier if you incorporate it into it as a regular part of their diet.
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