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This is what they have right now, is that the same thing? Or is the other stronger?

 

 

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Sorry, I can't decipher your last post.

It was just a stock photo of the Sav-a-Chick probiotic powder packet. I have that in their water right now. I didn't know if that was similar to the nutri-drench you were referring to...

No.  It is not at all the same thing.  If they don't have it at your feed store you can order it on line.  Or you can buy nutri-drench for goats.  I've heard it is very similar.  


Edited by lazy gardener - 12/12/16 at 6:01pm

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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post #12 of 17

Oh, okay. I didn't see the "Save-a-Chick" photo.

 

Poultry Nuti-drench is a heavy-duty nutritional vitamin supplement formulated just for chickens. The Save-a-Chick supplement is a probiotic. The two are not the same at all. But you can use them together.

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This is what they have right now, is that the same thing? Or is the other stronger?

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Originally Posted by adlynch View Post

 
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Originally Posted by azygous View Post

Sorry, I can't decipher your last post.


It was just a stock photo of the Sav-a-Chick probiotic powder packet. I have that in their water right now. I didn't know if that was similar to the nutri-drench you were referring to...
No.  It is not at all the same thing.  If they don't have it at your feed store you can order it on line.  Or you can buy nutri-drench for goats.  I've heard it is very similar.  

OK, I'll order it tonight. One more question: Is it safe to give all of them or should I only give it to the weak one?
post #14 of 17

You can give it full strength to the weak one, simply put a drop up to it's beak and let it wick into it's mouth from the side.  I don't like to put liquids directly in a weak chick's mouth.  Be sure not to contaminate the bottle.  Put the solution you're going to use for the weak chick in a separate container, perhaps a drop or two.  You can buy extra eye droppers from your pharmacy. You can then mix some into their water to the consistency so that it looks like weak tea.  You can give it a couple times/week, give some to the weak chick daily for a few days.  If you put it in the water, change the water daily as it will foster bacteri growth in the water.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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post #15 of 17
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You can give it full strength to the weak one, simply put a drop up to it's beak and let it wick into it's mouth from the side.  I don't like to put liquids directly in a weak chick's mouth.  Be sure not to contaminate the bottle.  Put the solution you're going to use for the weak chick in a separate container, perhaps a drop or two.  You can buy extra eye droppers from your pharmacy. You can then mix some into their water to the consistency so that it looks like weak tea.  You can give it a couple times/week, give some to the weak chick daily for a few days.  If you put it in the water, change the water daily as it will foster bacteri growth in the water.

So grateful for everyone's help. Thank you so much!
post #16 of 17
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So, just an update: The chicks were 2 weeks old on Monday. She still has no wing/tale feathers. She seems to eat and drink like normal. She will eat out of my hand , but is not as social as my other girls, they will hop up on my arm and hang out. If I try to pick her up she throws a fit, Flapping all around and chirping really loud. She'll run around and play, and then go sleep in the corner when she gets tired. I can't get a decent updated picture because she won't let me hold her. Thoughts anyone?
post #17 of 17

Not every chick has identical temperaments. You may have an unsocial chick. It's more common than social ones, actually.

 

As long as this chick is eating, drinking and pooping normally, try not to worry. In four more weeks, if this chick is the only one with a very red comb and the beginning of little wattles under its chin, you'll then know what the retarded wing and tail growth means - you have a bouncing baby cockerel.

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