How I healed my sick chicken and detailed instructions


I promised that I would post what I gave to Penelope to help her heal from the “incurable” Marek’s disease.  I should say that I am not a veterinarian or a homeopathic dr. but this treatment is what I had some success with.  I wanted to put this info out there because many chickens are being euthanized for Marek’s disease because conventional medicine doesn’t have a cure.  My chicken was completely unable to walk or stand  and her legs stretched out in front of her. The x-rays showed no broken bones and the vet was sure it was Mareks. They wanted to euthanize her because she was rapidly getting worse.  But within 9 days of giving this to her she was up and walking again! See previous blog post for details about her rescue and healing.  Many other rescued Kaporos chickens came down with very similar symptoms and I was contacted by their rescuers for advice about what I did to heal Penelope.  Amazingly after using this remedy they have also been healed…some in a couple of days.

To help heal her I alternated giving her Colloidal silver and a homeopathic remedy called Hypericum.

Here are the instructions: You will need 2 separate medicine droppers, clearly marked so that you don’t mix them up. The hypericum comes in little tablets and it can be found at most health food stores or whole foods. The brand I used is called Boiron. I used Hypericum Perforatum 30c.  Just look for the homeopathy section. They are tiny little blue bottles. Also you will need some distilled water. Fill a glass shot glass (nothing metal) 3/4 of the way full with distilled water. Don’t let the tablets touch your hand or anything a spoon.  Drop 2 tablets into the water and let it dissolve. Fill the eyedropper with about 5-10 drops of the remedy. Give your chicken the  hypericum. I just put the dropper up to her mouth and she drinks it right up.

4 hours later give her colloidal silver.  I used the brand Source Naturals, Ultra Colloidal Silver, 10 ppm.  Same amount, 5-10 drops. I tend to fill it a little more than 10 drops because there is always some that misses her mouth and more won’t hurt her. You can also find colloidal silver easily at any health food store. You need separate droppers because the silver will deactivate the hypericum. This is also the reason for spreading the remedies out over 4 hour increments.

Give the remedies until symptoms subside.  I now give her a maintenance dose of the colloidal silver…a few drops in her water every morning.

Best of health to your feathered friends!

If you do use this remedy and it works for your chicken, I would love to hear your success stories!


8 thoughts on “How I healed my sick chicken and detailed instructions

  1. Rashid Ali Saudagar

    I had the same thing with a rooster last summer. The poor thing couldn’t stand or walk. Every source I looked into simply said there is no cure for ANY avian neurological disorder. Homeopathy for animals is something I’ve been hearing a lot about. I suppose it can’t hurt when there’s no other medicine available. Thanks for sharing.

  2. S.K. Brown

    I am unclear after reading “how I healed my sick chicken and detailed instructions”. The treatment sounds like every 4 hours. Is that round the clock, once a day, or what? I have sick chicks right now with what looks like Mareks. I have lost 6 and 3 more are quite ill. I have lost half my little brood of chicks and would like to treat the ones that are just starting to show signs of it. Thanks

    • Vanessa Post author

      Hi! Sorry to hear about your sick chicks. I used the remedy every 4 hours around the clock until the symptoms were gone. Good luck!

  3. cathy

    I read your story which was heart breaking to see a chicken go thru much. I too was looking for a remedy for my rooster JELLY. He had a brother but died a few weeks ago. Jelly became sick a few weeks later. I took him to the vet, and she pit him on antibiotics, one week later he was sick again, rushed him to the vet which cost over 600 hundred dollars. They took two blood test, one normal testing and the other for Merck disease. I feed him high protien food from vet and antibiotics. Jelly became better, but today jelly was sleepy and would not eat. The vet called with bad news stating jelly had Merck disease. I told vet i was not going to put him down but i was going to try and find out if there was a cure, that when I read your blog, which touch my heart, cuz I been doing the same for my little rooster. He is a small french rooster, mille de flur. Anyway I ran to vitamin store and got him st johns wort and silver hydrosol.i read your instructions and following them. I hope he makes . THANKS FOR POSTING YPUR BLOG!

    • Vanessa Post author

      If you are only using it as a preventive measure, you can just add a few drops in their water 1x a month.

  4. Deb

    My hen, Katie, that is 1 1/2 years old came down with this a few days ago. I got both items you suggested and started giving them to her today. She won’t eat or drink anything. I’m hoping once they start working she will want to eat and drink again. I’ve been getting water in her with a dropper but can’t get her to take any food. I separated her from my other hen, Lulu and am hoping she doesn’t get it too! Any suggestions on how to get her to eat anything?


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