Fowl Play: How Hydrogen Peroxide is Changing Poultry Farming

Fowl Play: How Hydrogen Peroxide is Changing Poultry Farming

In the world of poultry farming, it is common practice for poulterers to use antibiotics, hormones, and other medicines to prevent disease and induce the rapid growth of birds. 

Despite this widespread convention, an increasing number of turkey raisers in the United States and Canada are turning to a different method: using food-grade hydrogen peroxide in their birds' drinking water to keep them healthy. This approach has continually proven successful time and again, with data to support its effectiveness.

One poultryman in Canada decided to use hydrogen peroxide in the drinking water for 20,000 birds. The results were astounding. In the same growing time, the birds averaged 1.5 lbs. more per bird, used 8.5% less feed, and the mortality rate also decreased significantly.

So, how and why did this work? Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful disinfectant that can help to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. When used in birds' drinking water, it can help to prevent the spread of disease and promote overall health. Additionally, hydrogen peroxide can help to increase the birds' metabolism, leading to better growth and weight gain.

The success of this practice is a testament to the potential benefits of using natural, non-toxic methods to keep birds healthy. It also highlights the importance of reducing the use of antibiotics and other medications in the food industry, as this can help to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance and other health problems. Not only do the birds grow larger and healthier but using this method can also be more cost-effective for the raiser. With less feed being used and a lower mortality rate, the overall cost of raising turkeys can also be reduced.

In conclusion, the use of hydrogen peroxide in turkey raising is a growing trend that has proven effective. The data shows that using this method can lead to healthier, larger birds with a lower mortality rate. Furthermore, using hydrogen peroxide can help to reduce the need for antibiotics and other medications, leading to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to turkey raising.

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