How much of Vitamin and Electrolyte package to use?

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  1. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone please help me out here! I recently bought a Durvet Vitamin and Electrolyte 8 oz package.(You can see what it looks like here: http://www.durvet.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=99:vitamins-and-electrolytes )

    On the instructions it says: FOR DRINKING WATER DISSOLVE 1/2 OF PACKAGE IN 55 GALLONS OR 1 PACKAGE IN 110 GALLONS.

    I have a small flock of 5 hens. I give them about (I actually went out and measured the water using a measuring cup) 6 cups or 48oz. (2.5cups+2.5cups+2cups-1cup or 20oz+20oz+16oz-8oz).

    How much of the powder would I put in 48oz/6 cups of water? As you can see I’m being really careful. I’ve read that birds have died from an overdose of this stuff.

    Oh extra question: I have sparrows and doves (maybe a lizard or two) pop by for a drink and some food. Will the vitamins help, hurt, or do nothing to them?
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3/4 tsp to one gallon water
     
  3. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Have you used this or something similar before?
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I googled and found the answer given to someone directly from Durvet. I've used something similar, but it had the instructions per gallon already on the package.
     
  5. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah well why didn't I think of doing that. [​IMG][​IMG] What's the vitamin you've used?
     
  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol it sounds healthy. I'll keep it in mind once I run out of the one I have. Thanks!
     
  8. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I think I like yours better...has a nice variety of B vitamins, good for counteracting stress!
     
  9. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vitamin B counteracts stress in chickens? There is so much I do not know...[​IMG]
     
  10. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a multi-species benefit. Also can boost your energy a bit since B-vitamins are involved in quite a few metabolic processes.
     

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