Farmers feeding cannabis to chickens in Thailand, got amazing benefits – न्यूज़लीड India

Farmers feeding cannabis to chickens in Thailand, got amazing benefits


Curiously fed hemp leaves

As reported by The Guardian, Ong-Ard Panyachatiraksha, a farmer living in the northern region of Thailand, has got a license to cultivate cannabis. He was wondering what to do with the many extra hemp leaves he had collected. Suddenly he thought of feeding these leaves to the chicks of his chickens. He fed the remaining cannabis to the chickens.

Study conducted on 1,000 chickens

Study conducted on 1,000 chickens

When the academics of Chiang Mai University came to know about this, they too became eager to use it. They began studying 1,000 chickens at Ong-Ard’s Pethlana Biological Farm in Lampang in January last year. During this time they observed how they reacted when cannabis was mixed with chicken feed or water. Its results were shocking. According to Chompunut Lumsangkul, assistant professor in Chiang Mai University’s Department of Animal and Aquatic Sciences, cannabis could help reduce farmers’ dependence on antibiotics.

Farmers also tried

Farmers also tried

Poultry farmers have started a pot-poultry project at the behest of scientists in Lampang, a city in the north of Thailand. This project has been started at the behest of scientists from the Department of Agriculture of Chiang Mai University. Farmers reported that they had given antibiotics to their chickens. But even after that, chickens got a disease called avian bronchitis. After this, these chickens were put on a hemp diet under the pot-poultry project.

dose given

dose given

Earlier in the Pot-Poultry Project Experiment, more than 1000 chickens were given different doses of cannabis. So that the different effects on them can be seen. Some of these were given leaves directly and some were given by dissolving cannabis in water. During this time, scientists were constantly monitoring the chickens, so that they could know about the development, health of chickens and the difference in the meat and eggs they get.

Help in preventing disease

Help in preventing disease

Scientists have not yet published any data on this experiment, but they claim that only a few of the chickens that were fed cannabis are getting avian bronchitis. That too in very small quantities. However, the experiment did not affect the meat obtained from the chickens. Nor was there any change in the behavior of the chickens. The local people ate the hemp-eating chickens but they too did not have any problem with its taste or any other kind.

scientists are investigating

scientists are investigating

It is not clear why cannabis had a positive effect on chickens, according to experts. The bioactive compounds in hemp appear to enhance the gut health, immunity of chickens. According to experts, further investigation is needed to see whether hemp can replace antibiotics in chicken farming.

Use of cannabis in Thai tradition

Use of cannabis in Thai tradition

Now after the success of this experiment, many farmers are coming ahead of themselves and joining the project of feeding cannabis to their chickens. Farmers want that if hemp can protect chickens from antibiotics and diseases without any harm, then there is no harm in it. The medicinal and cooking benefits of cannabis have long been recognized in Thai tradition. At the same time, the government has relaxed its laws on cannabis in recent years.

Cannabis legalized in Thailand

Cannabis legalized in Thailand

In Thailand, cannabis was first legalized for medical purposes, and then companies were allowed to sell cannabis and products containing CBD. This month, the Thai government removed cannabis and cannabis plants from its narcotics list. Currently, the price of cannabis in Thailand is still very high, but recent legal reform suggests that large-scale cultivation may bring down its prices. It is being speculated that the hens that have been fed cannabis will be sold at a higher price in the restaurant of the farm.

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