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extra vitamins for house silkies?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChicksNherps, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. ChicksNherps

    ChicksNherps Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Since they're house chickens, I would give them an extra boost of vitamins that ranging chickens get. You can give them Poly-vi-sol with no iron. Give .5mL of Poly-vi-sol per quart of water. You can find Poly-vi-sol at drugstores like Safeway, CVS, etc.
     
  3. ChicksNherps

    ChicksNherps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, what form does it come in? I have red cell I was giving them for showing and for keeping them fit through this very cold winter. Would this not be good since it has a lot of iron? I give it to my outdoor chickens once a week, just a small amount in their food.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I know chicken folks always says to get polyvisol pediatric drops NO IRON, so I would think giving them 'red cell?' with lots of iron would be a bad thing. Do chickens even need iron supplements if they are not anemic??
     
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

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    Since chickens are such small critters, too much iron can be toxic to them. There's already iron supplemented into their feed.
     
  6. Chris09

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    A little red cell go's a long way, as for using poylvisol I have never used it just because there are far better products out there that are for poultry use.

    I myself use Rooster Booster Poultry Cell, http://www.roosterboosterproducts.com/product/50401
    "It provides vitamins A, D, E and essential B-vitamins, along with 400 mg. of bio-available iron and other necessary minerals per fluid ounce.


    Copper (Cu) 44 mg.
    Cobalt (Co) 2 mg.
    Magnesium (Mg) 20 mg.
    Manganese (mn) 39 mg.
    Zinc (Zn) 110 mg.
    Selenium (Se) 0.25 mg.
    Vitamin A 26,000 I.U.
    Vitamin D-3 3,500 I.U.
    Vitamin E 50 I.U.
    Vitamin B-12 60 mcg.
    Menadione (Vitamin K-3) 2.5 mg.
    Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 28 mg.
    Pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6) 10 mg.
    Folic Acid 10 mg.
    d-Panthothenic Acid 50 mg.
    Niacinamide 50 mg.
    Thiamine (Vitamin B-1) 60 mg.
    Amino Acid Profile - Per Ounce
    Alanine 47.5 mg.
    Arginine 76 mg.
    Aspartic Acid 78 mg.
    Cystine 21 mg.
    Glutamic Acid 166.5 mg.
    Glycine 39.5 mg.
    Histidine 21 mg.
    Isoleucine 36 mg.
    Lysine 19.5 mg.
    Methionine 20 mg.
    Phenyla Lanine 46 mg.
    Proline 46.5 mg.
    Serine 46.5 mg.
    Threonine 33.5 mg.
    Tryptophan 9.5 mg.
    Tyrosine 46.5 mg.
    Valine 54.5 mg.



    Chris
     
  7. ChicksNherps

    ChicksNherps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I checked over the difference between red cell and poultry cell when I got it and I think it was the same but the red cell was a better value for the amount.
     
  8. ChicksNherps

    ChicksNherps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
    Each Each
    Lb. Contains Fluid Ounce
    Not Less Than: Contains:
    Iron (Fe) 9,400 ppm 4,250.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . 300 mg
    Copper (Cu) 1,100 ppm 500.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . 36 mg
    Cobalt (Co) 60 ppm 28.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 mg
    Potassium (K) 0.31% 1,400.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . 100 mg
    Sulfur (S) 0.9% 0.78% 3,550.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . 250 mg
    Magnesium (Mg) 0.06% 280.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . 20 mg
    Manganese (Mn) 1,200 ppm 540.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . 39 mg
    Zinc (Zn) 3,400 ppm 1,540.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . 110 mg
    Iodine (I) 8 ppm 3.6 mg . . . . . . . . . 0.25 mg
    Selenium (Se) 20 ppm 9.0 mg . . . . . . . . . 0.65 mg
    Vitamin A 356,923.0 I.U. . . . . . . . 25,000 I.U.
    Vitamin D-3 49,969.0 I.U. . . . . . . . . 3,500 I.U.
    Vitamin E 500.0 I.U. . . . . . . . . . . 35 I.U.
    Vitamin B12 1,680 mcg. . . . . . . . . 120 mcg
    Thiamine 428.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . 30 mg
    Riboflavin 356.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . 25 mg
    Vitamin B6 114.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . . 8 mg
    Menadione 35.0 mg . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 mg
    Folic Acid 100.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 mg
    Biotin 0.285 mg . . . . . . . . 0.020 mg
    Choline 2,855 mg. . . . . . . . . . 200 mg
    d-Pantothenic Acid 685.0 mg. . . . . . . . . . . 48 mg
     
  9. Chris09

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    ChicksNherps,
    Here is a side-by-side of Red Cell and Poultry Cell. To me Poultry Cell is much better than Red Cell.

    Ingredients Red Cell Poultry Cell

    Iron (Fe) 300mg 400mg
    Copper (Cu) 36mg 44mg
    Cobalt (Co) 2mg 2mg
    Potassium (K) 100mg 0mg
    Sulfur (S) 250mg 0mg
    Magnesium (Mg) 20mg 20mg
    Manganese (mn) 39mg 39mg
    Zinc (Zn) 110mg 110mg
    Iodine (I) 0.26mg 0mg
    Selenium (Se) 0.65mg 0.25mg
    Vitamin A 25,000 I.U. 26,000 I.U.
    Vitamin D-3 3,500 I.U. 3,500 I.U.
    Vitamin E 35 I.U. 50 I.U.
    Vitamin B-12 120mcg 60mcg
    Thiamin (vit. B-1) 30mg 60mg
    Riboflavin (vit. B-2) 25mg 28mg
    Pyridoxine (vit. B-6) 8mg 10mg
    Menadione (vit. K-3) 2.5mg 2.5mg
    Folic Acid 7mg 10mg
    Biotin 0.020mg 0mg
    Choline 200mg 0mg
    d-Pantothenic Acid 48mg 50mg
    Niacinamide 0mg 50mg

    Amino Acids Red Cell Poultry Cell

    Alanine 0mg 47.5mg
    Arginine 0mg 76mg
    Aspartic Acid 0mg 78mg
    Cystine 0mg 21mg
    Glutamic Acid 0mg 166.5mg
    Glycine 0mg 39.5mg
    Histidine 0mg 21mg
    Isoleucine 0mg 36mg
    Lysine 0mg 19.5mg
    Methionine 0mg 20mg
    Phenyla Lanine 0mg 46mg
    Proline 0mg 46.5mg
    Serine 0mg 46.5mg
    Threonine 0mg 33.5mg
    Tryptophan 0mg 9.5mg
    Tyrosine 0mg 46.5mg
    Valine 0mg 54.5mg


    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  10. SamanthaBrooke

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    Beautiful comparison! Would this be recommended to be given to chickens that don't get to free range?
    My chickens are in a large horse stall with windows but again do not get to forage, they are fed Purina SunFresh Layena and SunFresh Flock Block that has oyster shell and grit.
     

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