Remedies for Common Health Problems of the Organic Laying Flock

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $4,882.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, parasite control, animal protection and health, feed additives, feed formulation, free-range, feed rations, herbal medicines, homeopathy, manure management, mineral supplements, grazing - multispecies, preventive practices, probiotics, grazing - rotational, watering systems
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, technical assistance
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, cultural control, disease vectors, prevention
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting

    Proposal summary:

    Resources on maintaining flock health for organic hens is scarce, and the farmer will gather the literature, interview other farmers, and develop an organic layer health handbook. This handbook will cover prevention, conventional and homeopathic medicines, commercially available organic pesticides, and other remedies. The handbook will be made available to workshop participants, and summary findings will be offered at conferences and meetings.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.