Is it okay to give my rooster multivitamins made for people?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GanjaXD, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. GanjaXD

    GanjaXD Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW. I haven't been on BYC in... forever :O! Good to be hearing from all of you guys again [​IMG].

    Well, my phoenix rooster is kind of banged up after fighting off a raccoon. Nothing serious that I can see, his comb is bloody and he looks depressed (his hen was eaten by the coons). My dad wants to give him Publix brand multi vitamins, but I say no because it could make him sick. He is being too persistent. Is it okay to give these to my rooster?
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it would help or hurt. Your Dad is probably just trying to help, so give the roo the vitamin. But reduce suggested dosage by 15X to account for the lower body weight [​IMG]
     
  3. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to give a chicken vitamins, Poly-vi-sol infant vitamin drops are the way to go. Make sure that it is the solution without iron, and you just dribble a few drops on the side of his beak and allow him to take it in. There are generalized vitamin instructions somewhere on here. I don't know if any of the ingredients in the vitamin you have are harmful to chickens, but iron can be a problem.
     
  4. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have used a chicken liquid vitamin supplement called "Rooster Booster". You could try that. My feed store carries it and I have seen it in chicken & livestock catalogs.
     
  5. GanjaXD

    GanjaXD Out Of The Brooder

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    I already have a supplement made for birds and poultry. I just want to know about the kind made for people xD.
     
  6. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    The only people vitamin I would feel comfortable giving would be the baby Poly-Vi-Sol with OUT Iron. I'm hoping someone more enlightened can further clarify.
     

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