DE in young chicks water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by r00stercogburn, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. r00stercogburn

    r00stercogburn Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone or has anyone mixed DE in their young chicks water? I have a chick that's not absorbing her nutrition so I was wondering if this was a treatment option.
    Any help would be appreciated!!![​IMG]
     
  2. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't add DE. How do you know it's not absorbing it's nutrition? Does it have diarrhea? Try fresh, medicated chick starter if that's the case.
     
  3. r00stercogburn

    r00stercogburn Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for your reply!
    she's 5 days old and she has diarrhea I am still cleaning her bottom in the morning because her stools aren't thick like her sisters, and she is not growing like her sisters - the runt is now bigger than she is....
    I started giving her poly-vy-sol today and mixed some yogurt in her feed. The feed stores aren't open today and I was just trying to do every thing I can today.
     
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
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    Sulmet is good for stress...which is usually a cause for pasty butt...
     
  5. r00stercogburn

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    thank you!! I will pick some up tomorrow [​IMG] These are my first chicks and I feel very responsible [​IMG]
     

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