can I just give em poly vi sol?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joe17, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I have silkies hatching tomorrow and I was wondering when they hatch, can I just give em one drop of poly vi sol just to give em a head start? Would this hurt them? I know some people said that there chicks hatched with no crooked toes etc but then after a while it started showing up. Would just giving them one drop of poly vi sol help solve those problems before they occur?
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I dont think it would hurt them I usually give my newly hatched eggyolks crushed very fine THink about it thats what they are used to eating in the shell. I mix alittle yolk in with their chick starter and it gives them an added protein boost.
  3. pfmoore17

    pfmoore17 Songster

    Jan 13, 2010
    i put a couple drops of poly si vol in a plastic quart jar along with a dollop of OJ to kill the smell and taste and a pinch of sugar.
    Chicks dig it.
  4. casumm

    casumm In the Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    I just put a dropper into their qt. watering jar for the first time this morning. So far, they have been drinking just fine. The packaging said "One dropper regardless of size" so I hope that's true for chicks too!


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