New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Vitamins for chickens?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Im wondering if anyone can give me any info on vitamins for my BYC? Im gonna run to TSC tomorrow and need the best vitamins for my Baby's. And i know you all know whats best for my birds so please help me out :)

post #2 of 7

For my chicks I give them Poly-vi-Sol with no iron. You can get it at Safeway, and other drugstores. 

 

It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

  -- -- Spa Days for Chickens -- --

 

 

Reply

 

It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

  -- -- Spa Days for Chickens -- --

 

 

Reply
post #3 of 7

I do this, too.  The vitamins mentioned are in the pediatric vitamin section in the supermarket or drugstore.  Some folk put up to 1 tsp (5 mL) per quart, but I supplement my flock's feed with plenty of greens and table scraps, so I only put in 1 tsp per gallon, every other time I fill up the 1 gallon waterer.  My flock is fully grown.

-Pete

 

Chemist + Chickens --> Chicken Nerd

Reply

-Pete

 

Chemist + Chickens --> Chicken Nerd

Reply
post #4 of 7

(Listen to the chemist up there) I do that also, my waterer is 3 gallons, so I just suck up the supplement to the *1* line, and squirt it in. It works well, I actually think it saved my JG from Marek's,(he couldn't stand up) I fed him his baby food and used a dropper with the Poly-vi-sol in it, and one miracle day he started walking. 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chemguy View Post

I do this, too.  The vitamins mentioned are in the pediatric vitamin section in the supermarket or drugstore.  Some folk put up to 1 tsp (5 mL) per quart, but I supplement my flock's feed with plenty of greens and table scraps, so I only put in 1 tsp per gallon, every other time I fill up the 1 gallon waterer.  My flock is fully grown.



 


Edited by JerseyGiantfolk - 4/10/12 at 7:21am

 

It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

  -- -- Spa Days for Chickens -- --

 

 

Reply

 

It's the shape that makes the breed, and the color that makes the variety.

 

  -- -- Spa Days for Chickens -- --

 

 

Reply
post #5 of 7
If you're feeding a good brand of chick starter you don't need any vitamins fed through their water. If you're really concerned then a little finely chopped fresh green feed once a day that they can clean up in ten minutes or so will suffice. But water soluble vitamins are not necessary if your chick starter is fresh.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Reply
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Reply
post #6 of 7

I'm planning to start making my own feed (whole ingredients that I mix together myself) and was wondering if I should add a vitamin supplement for them. The recipe I got have a wide variety of nutritious wheat, nuts, and grains, but I'm new to chickens and don't want to lessen the egg production. Was looking at Avia Charge. What ya'll think? 

http://www.strombergschickens.com/product/avia-charge-8-ounce/Poultry-Vitamins-Supplements

post #7 of 7

I'm hearing that Silkies need vitamin supplements, if so, is ploy- vi- sol a good choice for them too?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Feeding & Watering Your Flock