Food Supplements

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by teamsunbelt, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Midland, NC
    I was at the feed store yesterday. On the self with the poultry medications was a tub of Poultry Supplements. It was basically a Vitamin Pill in the form of a pellet. The instruction said to apply to the top of their feed in the morning. It claimed to be for helping week birds, birds that were moulting, before and after worming, during breeding, during laying or setting, or anytime a chicken needed a boost.

    Has anyone else seen this or used it? Does it sound like junk or something that may be useful on occasion?

  2. Did you read the ingredients on the package? Sounds like it just has extra protein and minerals. If your chicken is having any issues it is typically seperated from the flock and cared for in that way for the time needed. It is not cost effective to provide that supplement to the entire flock. Just another marketing thing that is not necessary.

    Just my opinion [​IMG]
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:X2 totaly correct it probably just a higher protein feed. I do feed a product called calf manna that is similar but I only feed it to breeders and birds with severe problems. It is very pricey and the dose is very small, but if administered correctly it does help.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Did you happen to get the name of the product?
    There are many products that will help in the time of stress and molting, your basic Vitamin/Electrolyte will do that but there are some products that are far superior than your basic Vitamin/Electrolyte if you have the name of the product that would help.

    Products like Rooster Booster Poultry Booster, Rooster Booster Poultry Cell, Calf Manna, Kicken' Chicken, Cod Liver Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Molasses are just a few that are good supplements in time of molt if you are already feeding a higher protein feed. I will also add it isn't the amount protein but the type and quality of the protein/ amino acids that is in the feed/ feed supplement that is best. [​IMG]

    In my opinion Rooster Booster products are far better than most.
    Rooster Booster Poultry Cell -
    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.

    Rooster Booster Poultry Booster -
    Methionine Min. 0.24% per pound
    Calcium Min. 2.75% per pound
    Calcium Max. 3.00% per pound
    Magnesium Min. 0.28% per pound
    Manganese Min. 535 ppm
    Cobalt Min. 7.20 ppm
    Zinc Min. 823 ppm
    Vitamin A Min. 500,000 IU per pound
    Vitamin D-3 Min. 50,000 ICU per pound
    Vitamin E Min. 640 IU per pound
    Vitamin B-12 Min. 1 mg per pound
    Riboflavin Min. 400 mg per pound
    D pantothenic Acid Min. 150 mg per pound
    Thiamine Min. 200 mg per pound
    Niacin Min. 1,000 mg per pound
    Vitamin B-6 Min. 100 mg per pound
    Folic Acid Min. 300 mg per pound
    Biotin Min. 16 mg per pound
    Bacillus Subtilis 2 billion CFU's per pound
    Bacillus Licheniformis 1 billion CFU's per pound
    Bacillus Coagulans 1 billion CFU's per pound

    Rooster Booster Vitamins & Electrolytes with Lactobacillus -

    Potassium Chloride (KCL)% 70%
    Sodium Chloride, (NaCL)% 22%
    D-Pantothenic Acid 4,000 mg.
    Vitamin A 5,000,000 IU
    Vitamin D3 750,000 IU
    Vitamin E 2,500 IU
    Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 500 mg.
    Total Lactic Acid Producing Bacteria 30 billion CFU
    * Enterococcus Faecium .
    * Lactobacillus Acidophilus .
    * Bacillus Subtilus .
    * Bifidobacterium Thermophilum .
    * Bifidobacterium Longum

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011

  5. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Midland, NC

    You named it. I went back yesterday to get the name. It is the Rooster Booster, in pellet formula. About a quart size container is 11.99.

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