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Electrolytes/ Vitamins in Winter???????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chuckzoo, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I have two BRs now 8-9 mnths old. Although it is cold they are not eating much. I have tried all sorts of things mixing shaved suet, sunflower chips, small amounts of cracked corn and boss into their layer pellets, sometimes with a little warm water or yogurt, but they don't eat much. They also have dry pellets on a free feed system.

    I have started mixing electrolytes/vitamins in their water as I don't want them to get sick in the cold.

    Is this OK?

  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    It an excellent idea anytime birds are in a stressful situation. Too hot, too cold are both difficult for birds. Good husbandry.

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