How do you give vitamins?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochinbantam-lover, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I would like to know how you give the PolyViSol vitamins to a chick?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hollyandty

    hollyandty Songster

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    Jun 3, 2009
    North Pole, Alaska
    Hi there,
    I have been giving my sick chick the Poly-Vi-Sol without Iron by putting a drop into the tip of the beak and waiting for it to get swallowed.
    Is there a particular reason you want to give your chick vitamins?
     
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Quote:No not at this time but just want to know, I always like to be prepared! I am having some issues right now and I may need to know this!! Do you have to peel that little tiny beak open, if you just put it on the tip wouldn't it run in the little nostrils?

    Thanks!
     
  4. hollyandty

    hollyandty Songster

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    If you gently apply pressure at the joint of the jaw they will open it up for you. I just let a drop fall off the dropper into the bottom beak.
    I had to tube feed two of my babies but I am fortunate to have experience in tube feeding. It's not something I would recomend unless you have done it before or someone can show you.
    My babies (3-4 week olds) started getting sick on me and I lost a few before I opted for the tube feeding. I just started the vitamins 2 days ago on one of my two survivors(I had 6 get sick out of 27). She is very wobbly on her feet and her head bobs all around. She is finally eating and drinking on her own but I don't know if she will ever be normal and rejoin the flock. My only other survior has moved back in with his peers and is doing well.
    Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    You can also buy vitamins and elecrtolytes in powder form at the feed store. Just mix it in their water.
     

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