How often (or do you) add vitamins to water during the winter?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DawnB, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    During the warm months, I let my flock free-range quite a bit...along with a good grower feed and a fair amount of veggie and garden scraps. Our winters here can be brutal though. I had read that during temp swings, it was good to give a vitamin in the flock's water to help boost them through the crummy months.

    I have been doing this a couple times a week. I was wondering what everyone else did. Do you give vitamins daily (is it necessary or helpful in the dead of winter)? If not daily, how often and how much?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    If they only eat chicken feed -and it's fresh - they really don't need any if they are just layers because it is formulated to be a complete feed..
    It is when they get scratch, less than nutritious scraps or you are breeding that supplements are helpful.
    I'm breeding birds so, like you, I add vitamins about two or three times a week.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013

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