Gro-gel? Do they need it more than once?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kylea0219, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Kylea0219

    Kylea0219 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks came in the mail this morning I gave the starter feed in one feeder and some gro-gel they ate them both great. All of them seem strong and friendly and happy. Should I give them more gro-gel tomorow morning or should I just save it for my next batch of chicks?
     
  2. rides2far

    rides2far Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great question. I'm expecting my 1st chicks in March & have wondered if I should buy some. I have save-a-chick & probiotics, but I wasn't sure about gro-gel.
     
  3. rides2far

    rides2far Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chicks did you receive?
     
  4. Kylea0219

    Kylea0219 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 silver laced wyandottes
    3 dominiques
    3 Easter eggers
    3 wel summers
    3 buff orpingtons

    I love them all!
    They are adorable and so sweet.

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  5. rides2far

    rides2far Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable! Does anyone have advice regarding Gro-gel?
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Once they're eating the feed, they don't need the grow gel anymore. For mail order chicks, the gel is just a little extra boost to help them get through shipping. I've never used grow gel, I just make sure they know where the food and water is once they're in the brooder and they do fine without it. So, if I were you, I'd just save it [​IMG]
     
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  7. Kylea0219

    Kylea0219 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     

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