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Arnica and Calendula on free range poultry

Last winter our Labrador Retriever, Sundust, attacked a couple of our chickens and our only rooster, Cogburn. Trembling alone in a chicken coop corner, Cogburn barely stood. He moved away when approached wanting no one to touch him (classic Arnica symptoms). 

     Tail feathers were missing, and bleeding skin graced two or three body areas. At 5 p.m. the outside thermometer read 25 degrees. I wondered how this usually robust animal would live through the cold January night.

     Cogburn refused to let me put anything into his throat (like a remedy). Bandaging the bleeding wounds was unrealistic. To stop the bleeding, I hesitatingly poured diluted Calendula on the rooster's injuries thinking it might freeze on the bird's skin. I then dropped two Arnica 200C pellets onto an open sore hoping his shock would subside. I decided against putting Arnica in the chickens' water because it might have shocked the chickens who were unharmed. We completed the immediate first aid. All we could do now was wait.

     My husband and I were pleasantly surprised the next morning to see Cogburn quite alive and relatively well. What a testimony to homeopathy's effectiveness!

     Later that year, in August, Sundust attacked a male turkey. When I first saw the turkey, it lay motionless, bleeding at the neck and left wing. The bird moved when I touched it. It tried to move away from me, but luckily, ate a couple of 200C Arnica pellets I shoved in his mouth. 

     Within about a minute, the tom stood up. I applied diluted Calendula to its wounds. The next day, to our family's amazement, this once almost dead bird, got up and walked! It lived until becoming someone's Thanksgiving dinner several months later. Homeopathy works!