Chick Pro and Pre Biotic vit cheap! I swear by them! 1st & 2 wks then ACV see post #1409
I wanted to show you what I use for my chicks because of the serama and their "lifted butt" they have a better tendency to get pasty butt the first few days of life.
I use grow gel, sometimes I even put it in the bator as the first several hatch,because the eggs can be of all sizes some tend to hatch hours earlier than others, and I like to keep as many chicks in the bator as I can to get them all to hatch as quickly and get it over and done with, so they get hungry and the grow gel gives them a great start in life and helps give them something to do, but I put marbles in it so they dont get stuck in it of course! I make enough to make about a teaspoon or two when it has water in it, then let them finish it up in the brooder. I add this pro vits to the waterer.......
Anyways this is what they get in their waterer...... I know it doesnt look like a lot is in there, but it goes a long way in chick waterers and I only give it the first two weeks and then I add AVC into their water WELL worth the money, and they grow and feather faster! I swear by this stuff!! I never loose chicks in the brooder! but mind you I DO NOT ASSIST CHICK HATCHING EITHER!!! BECAUSE WE SELL CHICKS!
Vets Plus Poultry ProVita
Poultry ProVita is suggested as a supplemental source of vitamins and direct-fed microbials (probiotics) along with Inulin (prebiotics) for backyard poultry. It can be used for all classes of poultry during times of stress. Use daily or during shipping, receiving, vaccination, debeaking, molting, peak production, hot weather, etc.
Directions For Use:
- always prepare fresh solution
- mix one scoop per gallon of drinking water
- discard unused portions after 12 hours
- one gram scoop included
A hatchling supplement for day-old poultry. Comes as a dry powder to mix with water forming a bright shiny green, bite-sized gel that attracts the attention of all poultry species. Provides hydration and concentrated nutrients along with beneficial bacteria that helps hatchlings get off to a good start.
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 3/29/16 at 7:03am