commerically prepared probiotic for baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by beanmcnulty, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. beanmcnulty

    beanmcnulty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wracking the internet trying to find a quality probiotic to give to my chicks after they arrive and wonder if anyone has done this research? I would like to get a good bang for buck- ie lots of cfus for the money but also a reputible supplier that preferably uses GMPs. I dont see this anywhere...best i can find is Aviculture's. Any input? Thanks!!
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  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I use baby parrot food, found in the pet store in 1# or 5# containers. They think it's candy! It's a complete feed with added nutrients and probiotics.

    You can sprinkle it on dry or mix it into a paste, and it's good to have on hand when they are ill and need to be fed, whether grown or small.

    I use it occasionally to manage mucky bums if the chicks get persistent pasty-butt. Feeding it once in a while seems to keep them extra-healthy.
     
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    DrFood Out Of The Brooder

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  4. beanmcnulty

    beanmcnulty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow thats a great idea! I will check it out at my local pet store.
     

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