Durvet High Performance Poultry Pak

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pwog, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. pwog

    pwog Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I bought a 4oz package of Durvet High Performance Poultry Pak (vitamins and electrolyte supplements). The instructions on the package were for an automatic watering system. So, I emailed Durvet and asked them how to dose a small flock using a waterer for chicks. They told me to use one teaspoonful to 5 gallons of water. I am using 1 quart waterers so, I just made it simple and I am using a quarter teaspoon.

    I just thought I would share that info in case anyone else had that question.

    pwog
     
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's still too much [​IMG] , it would be 1/5 tsp per gallon? I just don't want you to hurt your little ones on accident, did a bunch of dividing to get the amount of electrolytes right for my birds and then rechecked it later to be sure.
     
  3. pwog

    pwog Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops you are correct. I meant to say 1/8 of a teaspoon, but I have reduced that further to half that.
     
  4. Megs501

    Megs501 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This just saved my brain! I bought an 8oz pack at our county farmers supply... and was fearing trying to get the measurements down from 110 gallons to a quart waterer. Thanks! =)
     
  5. missypebble

    missypebble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks pwog for starting this thread! I also just recently bought a package and I kept reading the instruction printed on the package and almost "cried" trying to understand/ convert it to use for my small flock!
     
  6. Idoit4thechicks

    Idoit4thechicks New Egg

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    I'm new to chickens, I am expecting chicks in the mail on Friday, should I add this to their water as soon as they arrive?
     
  7. ducklove290

    ducklove290 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I use this do I need to still use brewers yeast for my ducklings?
     
  8. cedarcovefarm

    cedarcovefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just the info I needed!
    Thanks for passing it along
     

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