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How much probiotic powder??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by peafowlmom, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. peafowlmom

    peafowlmom Songster

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    I have Goat Prefer
    Probiotic Powder.
    I read in Raising Chicken's to give them some probiotics.
    does anyone use this or know what ratio I should use?
    For a kid goat it says 1/2 scoop per day? Anyone know? I sure don't!
    Thanks for looking or answering, Carrie Fletcher
     

  2. wyododge

    wyododge Chirping

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    We used ACV, but I would suggest calling the manufacturer and get their opinion as to the dose.
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

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    I would be careful using a probiotic designed for ruminates on poultry...dunno if there is a difference, but another thing to consider is that a 1/2 scoop (how big is a scoop?) is not much for an animal that is MANY times bigger than a chicken, so even a pinch of that powder is probably too much for a bird that size. It would probably be easier to just stick to plain yogurt, or buy probiotic powder designed for poultry. I know MPC carries one...if you wanna pay their price.
     
  4. peafowlmom

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    Ok guys I did call manufacturer and they said 1 rounded tsp. per gallon of water for poultry!!!!
    Thanks silly me wouldn't have thought to call!!!!
     
  5. wyododge

    wyododge Chirping

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    Just me, but I would start with half or even a quarter of that amount. Let them adjust up the dosage. If you have to stop for some reason, there wont be a double shock to their system.
     
  6. peafowlmom

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    Thanks!!
     

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