TH: Cannabis replaces antibiotics as chicken farmers go organic

A farming community in Lampang has been feeding its chickens cannabis and claims this new feeding regime has improved the quality of meat and eggs.

Sirin Chaemthet, president of the Peth Lanna community enterprise, said on Saturday that the experiment was conducted in cooperation with Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Agriculture.

She said farmers opted for marijuana after their brood was found to be suffering from avian bronchitis despite being injected with antibiotics.

Upon consuming cannabis, the chickens developed higher immunity against disease and were able to withstand inclement weather. Eventually, the community enterprise decided to do away with antibiotics and only feed their chickens cannabis, she said.


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