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vitamins for a new flock

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Im just starting out at a new home and my new flock will be hatching in about 10 days.what vitamins will i want to start them out with to ensure health and happiness.i heard they get many of their needed vitamins from other chickens feces but have not had chickens in this yard. All help is greatly appreciated thank you
post #2 of 5

They don't get vitamins from feces. They get probiotics from it. I use Gro2Max for that. Yogurt works too.

All the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats and energy is in chick starter. That's all you need.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

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post #3 of 5

Go easy on added vitamins and minerals. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Thank you very much
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Chicks fed a complete feed should not need additional vitamin supplementation. While there could be some residual nutrients found in feces, we wouldn’t recommend relying on feces as a source of nutrients. Find the right feed for your bird’s life stage here: http://www.purinamills.com/find-answers/articles/backyard-poultry/adjust-nutrients-in-chicken-feed-as-birds-grow/

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