Is this really needed??? Please help.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lovemychicks9, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I have a possibly silly question as I just got 6 - 3 day olds from Ideal and on the paper that came woth them they are saying to put them on a water soluable vitamin for 3 days. Is it really neccesary and if so can you use an infant vitamin in the water and if so how much vitamin to water? I have never raised chicks this young and I need advice. Thanks Trudy

  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I've never used vitamins and mine have been fine. I do use the medicated feed though.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I've never used vitamins in the water, and never lost a chick to anything other than genetic defect (foot deformity) or my niece's over attention (think the dentist's niece in 'Finding Nemo')

    Dunno - I know many breeders swear by it, especially for shipped birds, but I've had great results without the vitamins.

    I feed Dumor brand unmedicated chick starter from TSC.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2008
  4. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I agree with all the above use a good medicated feed.[​IMG]
  5. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    Okay thanks that 's what I thought too. I feed purina start - n - grow feed but nowhere on the bag does that say medicated but is it medicated? I have not ever found anything on the labes stating so.

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