Anyone use "Red Cell" for their showbirds? I have a ??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickie Mamma, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I just purchased "Red Cell" supplement for my silkie flock. I ordered it from Smith Poultry supplies. When I recieved it, it says its for horses so I e-mailed them thinking I ordered the wrong thing. They contacted me very quickly and said some of the best breeders use this for their chickens and also gave me dosing instructions. I forgot to ask if it was safe for 6 week old chicks and how often should I give it to my adult birds. If anyone uses it, please let me know how you use it. (Weekly, daily, etc.. I change the water every day) Thanks [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. dannypritchett01

    dannypritchett01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    39
    1
    87
    Mar 24, 2008
    Marietta, SC
    Out of curiousity what dosages did they give you. I use redcell for my chickens but I only use it in their water or on their feed. I never measure it, just put some in. I have had good luck with it. I prefer vitamins and electrolytes for my chicks. I dont start using redcell til they are laying or breeding
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, they told me 1 teaspoon per gallon of water or 1 tablespoon mixed with feed. Maybe I'll hold off giving it to the youngsters til they start laying. I'll just give it to the adults. Do you give it to them on a daily basis?
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2011
    Dundurn, Sask
    hmmmm redcell totally is a horse product- used to boost up horses who are lagging abit- it's an iron supplement if i remember right....

    I"ve got a gallon sitting in my tackroom- might have to give it a try- i've got a couple girls who could use a bit of a boost
     
  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:I know... I thought I ordered the wrong thing when I saw it was for horses, didn't mention poultry at all. I was told it is used by breeders for fuller feathering, boosts breeding etc.. I just don't know how often I should give it to them. I don't want to OD them. I guess I'll call them again.
     
  6. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    This is a Fawkes Feathers Recipe:

    In a 5 gallon bucket, fill approximately 3/4 full with base feed and add:
    1 cup crimped oats
    1 cup crimped barley
    1 cup wheat
    1/2 cup safflower seeds
    3/4 cup sunflower chips
    1/2 cup flax seeds
    1 scoop Manna Pro Sho-Glo
    1 heaping tablespoon Brewer's Yeast & Garlic Powder
    Mix together well, and add:
    1/2 cup wheat germ oil blend or vegetable oil
    1/4 cup Red Cell
    Mix together very well to distribute oil and red cell evenly.
     
    2 people like this.
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Sounds delicious [​IMG] And after this, they should be "superbirds".. lol But this alot for my 12 birds. I guess I could try to quarter it. I don't want any waste. This mixture of feed would be given everyday?
     
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    This is the recipe she used year-round [​IMG]
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    8,431
    136
    331
    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I use it for my birds and yes to the young ones too.
     
  10. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,764
    177
    198
    Oct 14, 2010
    Jefferson, Oregon
    Quote:Are sunflower chips sunflower seeds??
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by