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Iron question..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sara1226, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. sara1226

    sara1226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, happy 4th of July. I use a multi vitamin supplement for my flock because I have had the Mareks virus on my property. I was losing 1-2 chickens a month from August to January, until I started using a multi vitamin routine. Haven't lost one since. Part of my vitamin plan is putting rooster booster in their water a few times a week. But that contains iron which I know is not safe for chicks. I have a new flock of Silkie pullets and cockerels that are now 3 months old. Is it safe to give them that yet or do I still need to avoid iron for them? (They were vaccinated with the strongest Mareks vaccine on the market, so I'm hoping for the best)


    Any advice on the iron is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

    Sara
     

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