How much Polyvisol to give

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by deidreschultz, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure how much to give. Can I give it directly or mix with water. Have auto waterers not sure how much water they hold. Thanks
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you giving the vitamins to one chicken or many?

    How old is the chicken?

    Why are you giving it?




    Make sure you have the Poly Vi Sol WITHOUT added iron. It is poisonous for chickens.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  3. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave my fully grown chicken four drops a day. She would drink it if I touched the dropper to the side of her beak... it made her kind of sip and swallow. There were also a few times I just put the drops on some hardboiled egg yolk and she ate it all up. I have no idea about how much you would use to dose water, but that would be convenient if you were treating a bunch of chickens. My only concern there is that the vitamins would encourage bacteria to grow in the water. Probably not an issue if it is changed frequently.
     
  4. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Probably not an issue if it is changed frequently."

    But then, if you're changing water frequently, you're probably throwing away most of the vitamins because of the amount you need to put into the water in order to make sure each chicken is getting a daily vitamin dose.

    I'd skip on putting Polyvisol into the waterer and just give 3 drops a day per chicken, depending what illness your treating.

    If you decide to use the waterer method in order to dose all birds, I'd get water soluable poultry vitamins from the feed store. I haven't used it, but I think it's called Avian Charge? It's got minerals & vitamins and is meant for the waterer.
     

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