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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 Black East Indies, 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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