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Walko chicken tablets

Old Walko Chicken Tablets ad

I discovered this antique poster a couple of weekends ago at Green Cove Station along the Virginia Creeper Trail.  Other old timey ads for Walko Tablets say "A valuable drinking water antiseptic for all poultry to aid in preventing spread of disease through contaminated water."  The active ingredient is potassium permanganate, which is meant to prevent coccidiosis

I enjoy looking at old posters, but I wouldn't have used Walko tablets.  Clearly, the best cure for coccidiosis is prevention, and our homemade chicken waterer lets new chicks drink clean water that can never be fouled.

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my great great garnd father inventvent the walko tablets!!!!!!!!!!

      I AM NOT KIDING!!!
Comment by lindsey early Thursday morning, May 19th, 2011
That's pretty cool! I wonder whether he sold them himself?
Comment by anna Thursday evening, May 19th, 2011
my dad said just a small building in Waterloo that the city owns now it was a very small building!
Comment by lindsey Wednesday night, November 9th, 2011
Fascinating that his product traveled so far before the age of the internet!
Comment by anna at lunch time on Saturday, November 12th, 2011
i was looking though a closet at my grandpa's house in clear lake iowa and i found hundreds of this stuff it was so cool thier was liquid and pills and more!
Comment by lindsey late Monday night, January 22nd, 2013

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