broiler booster

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

  1. lambergirl

    lambergirl New Egg

    Aug 7, 2007
    Northland, Michigan
    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

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    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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