Is this an okay subsitute for poly-vi-sol?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by awesomefowl, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    well, since my chicks hatched two were a little weak. Someone told me you could dribble a little bit of poly-vi-sol (baby vitamin supplement) on their beak to boost them. We couldn't find poly-vi-sol, does "Pedia Essentials Multi-Vitamin drops with extra iron" sound like an okay substitute? This is an odd question, I know, but I'd rather ask first than hurt my chickies!

  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    My understanding is that you are not supposed to use the vitamins with iron ~ so no they would not be good.

    I use this ~ Vitamins/Electrolytes
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    THANKS! We'll return it.
  4. kitchwitch

    kitchwitch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
    Greensburg, Pa
    poly vi sol is a weird thing, sometimes it's in with the regular vitamins and other times it's with all the baby stuff. It's fairly common so if you're within reasonable distance to multiple grocery stores or markets, I highly recommend searching all of them. Personally, I always keep an unopened bottle in the fridge just in case.
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana

    At CVS, the poly-visol that you are looking for (without iron) is kept behind the pharmacy counter and the pharmacist has to get it for you. I don't know why, but when I was looking for it in the aisles and getting frustrated, I finally asked and low and behold, there it was at his fingertips.

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