go with gro-gel plus?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Claire_Bear, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear Out Of The Brooder

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    can i feed my chicks just gro-gel plus alone or do i have to add some other feed with it.or should i just avoid gro-gel altogether?
    wat chick feeds do you recommend?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I assume gro-gel is a supplement so they need other food. Personally, I just feed plain old starter and skip the additives to the birds. They don't need it. Mine do just fine without it.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree completely. Never even saw the stuff. Good quality starter, fresh, clean water. Just keep it simple and I bet they'll be fine.

    **To amend my statement, I am not saying gro gel is not a good product or to avoid it, just that it is not necessary to starting healthy chicks. If you have it, use it according to directions, but if you choose not to use it, you won't harm your chicks in any way, nor stunt their growth.
     
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  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    I think it is a fabulous product (in particular suited for chicks that have been sent by mail and arriving stressed and slightly dehydrated):
    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/product/gro_gel_plus.html
    Gro-Gel Plus provides immediate nutrition and hydration for all baby poultry in a very concentrated and digestible form. Research has shown that it has improved livability and mature body weights substantially thus saving you bird loss and money in the long run.

    Here's how Gro-Gel Plus works
    Upon arrival, mix 1/2 cup of water with a packet of Gro-Gel Plus and spread it over their food creating a bright green attractant to their feed source. The birds will love it. Upon consumption, the day-olds will get water (Hydration), Proteins and Amino Acids (The building blocks of most body tissues), Carbohydrates and Fats (Energy), Vitamins (Gets the digestive and immune system started), and Probiotic Bacteria (Gets the gut bacterial population going). This is really a complete supplement for getting them off to a great start.

    One packet will be enough for 100 baby chickens or turkey poults, 200 pheasant chicks or ducklings, or 400 baby quail.

    GroGel Plus-B is composed of the following microorganisms:

    LACTOSACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS: This is a primary Lactobacillus microorganism which according to documented research implants on the villi of the intestinal tract. The only member of this Lactobacillus genus known to implant. This microorganism during it growth phase produces lactic acid and the enzyme amylase. These strains were isolated from poultry and therefore are adapted to poultry. They will multiply rapidly in the poultry gut unlike other non-specific strains.

    LACTORBACILLUS CASEI: This primary Lactobacillus enjoys a wide temperature and pH range in its growth phase. This microorganism complements the growth of L. acidophilus. Lactic acid is produced as well as amylase.

    BIFIDOBACTERIUM BIFIDUM: This is a very delicate microorganism found commonly in mother's milk and the intestine of man and animals.

    STREPTOCOCCUS FAECIUM: A beneficial Streptococcus microorganism know for its ability to produce Lactic acid in pH ranges similar to that of Lactobacillus casei.
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Claire Bear, It is a good start for your peeps to get them eating and drinking. it is great for hydration and immediate nutrition after shipping. It helps to avoid losses, because they get off to a faster start. Mix enough for a cup and dip the peeps chicks in one at a time before placing in the brooder. You still need to provide feed and water, this helps to get things going. Place some in the brooder for the peeps to consume.

    Murray McMurray sells this product.

    bigzio
     
  6. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used gro gel with my chicks, and it seems to have done them fine. I figured being totally new to this it might give them a boost. We gave it to them when they first arrived, put some in the brooder with them, and removed what was left that evening. Only one peep died of unknown reason on day 3. The rest are fine, and very active. I like to think it helped get their digestion off to a good start. It sure didn't cause any problems.
     
  7. eaemnc

    eaemnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting 4 ducklings between tomorrow July 24th and July 26th. I got Gro Gel on ebay and it came in a small ziplock packet containing approx. a table spoon maybe two. All the packet says is to add 1/4 cup of water. The item said it contained 50 doses. How much of this small amount of Gro-Gel Plus B do you add to the 1/4 cup of water? Is that to much for 4 ducklings? I asked this same question of the seller but not sure if I'll hear back fast enough as I'm running out of time.
    I wondered a similar question as above as the Gro-Gel add says to put on top of their food to get them to eat it at first..
    I plan to feed it to them then maybe put some onto the food as well later that same day. (shrug) I will also provide water with electrolytes for the first couple days.
    I'm huge with vitamins and such myself and with my family. I do for my animals as I do for my family just not overkill. All of these things are sold at farm feed stores and online.

    Thank you in advance and have a Blessed day!!
     
  8. eaemnc

    eaemnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dawe's Laboratories the maker of Gro Gel Plus B helped me with this.

    They said that for 1/8 teaspoon of the Gro Gel Powder you'd add 20ml. of liquid which is between 1 Tablespoon and 2 Tablespoons. Start with 1 Tablespoon of water and add more using the 2nd Tablespoon amount. You can always add water but this measurement is the best for the small quantity. This is for 4 ducklings. :)

    Thanks and have a Blessed day!!
     
  9. Diannastarr

    Diannastarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AT THIS POINT, after trying many commercial feeds ,we found we had to supplement a lot in order to build our idea of a strong & health chicken &we have raised many chickens over the years , so i would recommend mana pro feeds.,look for the chick starter feed for baby chicks medicated or not , i used medicated because we never get the chicks any shots, call walmart in you area they should carry it , & here is the best part [​IMG] it smells great like real food [​IMG] & not a chemical mixture ,so take care & good luck [​IMG].
     
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  10. Diannastarr

    Diannastarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ABOUT GroGel our chicks arrived with some of that gro-gel plus in their shipping box & it is the best stuff to use for chicks that are being shipped i believe it save my australorp chicks , since they arrived late but in great top condition & full of energy and very healthy thats because cackle hatcherie put this gro-gel plus in with our day old chicks before shipping & since we have had chicks from other hatcheries that did not arrive in that same great condition, so i can truthfully say this gro-gel plus stuff made a giant difference in the condition of our chicks that were shipped in the mail, & since Shipping can be stressful on baby chicks. this GroGel Plus comes to the rescue It is very beneficial to feed chicks upon arrival!, a half cup of water added to one package, a green powder turns into a hydrating gel full of good bacteria and nutrients that not only hydrates the chicks but also boosts their immune system. GroGel Plus-B is great for any hatchlings, not just shipped birds. & has possibly made the difference between life & death..! for some & i have found that many use this same stuff oGel Plus-Bfor any hatchlings, not just shipped birds, but for newly hatched chicks right out of the incubator , I highly recommend this stuff... ITS GREAT..! & i wish all the hatcheries would put some gro-gel plus in with the chicks before they are shipped & BUT WHY DONT THEY..?? hmmmmm [​IMG] its not a total food its only meant for the first days just after arrival to help chicks , but after that you need a complete chick starter feed & water in your brooder , but gro-gel plus makes the best start for them as tiny day old babies im ordering some right now, for our next group of day old chicks we will be ordering soon. [​IMG]so check out this great stuff gro-gel plus & take care all[​IMG] O & i just found a good price for GroGel is at purely poultry $5.00 with FREE SHIPPING ..! for 1, pack of 100 doses and or 100 chicks, now thats a great price...!! [​IMG] & I just bought some[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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