how much liquid iron should i put into my chickens waterers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by floridachickhatcher, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are like 5 gallon waterers and my mom is wanting to put iron in the water for them due to the mites and she wants them to build back up their strength and the iron doesn't tell you how much you are suppose to put in their water and i cant find anything online that tells me how much
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:What Iron supplement are you going to use, you also have to watch giving iron to poultry. To much Iron can case “Iron rickets,” a condition similar to rickets, and is associated with excessive iron feeding.

    Chris
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always hear that when you supplement (with say something like Poly Vi Sol) to do so without the iron. So I am assuming that an iron supplement is not good for them.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    To build their strength back up, give then scrambled eggs with buttermilk mixed in their feed for a few days. You can add a few drops of poultry nutri drench to the mixture as well.
     
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  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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