broiler booster

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lambergirl, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. lambergirl

    lambergirl New Egg

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    I am a first time chicken owner and have nine, 4 week old buff orpingtons. I read that they are a heavy breed and was recommended to add vitamins like D and K to their water so they don't have bone problems. How long should I give them the vitamins?
     
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They shouldn't need any extra vitamins. Just give them regular chick/starter. It is formulated for growing chicks, and the vitamins and minerals they need are included in the feed.

    Buff Orps are a dual purpose breed. They are not prone to overeat or become overweight like Cornish X or other strictly meat type birds.
     

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