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What vitamins can I give my chick

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Hello-What a beautiful day it is here in sunny Jacksonville Florida.

I thought I read somewhere on here it is good to give your chicks vitamins.  If memory serves me it was polyvisol.   Is is ok to use Polyvisol with Iron.  Also why would I give the chick vitamins?  Sorry for all the questions but I have CHEMO brain and I can not remember nor find it under search.


PLEASE HELP!
Thanks
DeeDee

************Anyday above ground is a good day.************
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************Anyday above ground is a good day.************
My Family 1 Husband-Dan, 2 cats-Johnny & Psycho, 2 Roosters Eddie & Squirt-5 hens-Miss Carrie she is 8 years old, Then we have Gracie, Polly, Molly & Penny

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post #2 of 3

I am not sure about the iron part, but I have given a weak chick some of the poly-visol and it did seem to help. It is alive and well today.

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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Using infant vitamons is for sick chickens only. If your chick/chickens are well and eating commercial feed and getting treats you have no need for vitamins. Everything the chickens need are in the feed. It is only when a chicken is physically stressed and becomes ill that it might need a nutritonal boost to help their immune system kick in and get through it.

I strongly advise you not to give your chickens infant vitamins if it is not sick.

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