New chicks and vitamin question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yurtdweller, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. yurtdweller

    yurtdweller New Egg

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to the site and have enjoyed reading various threads over the past few weeks.

    We received our chicks this morning and I'm very excited.

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    I have a question. The info on Ideal's website says to give them vitamins after 3 days, is this necessary? If so what should I be looking for at the feed store?
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I never got chicks from Ideal but someone will get on here will get on here and help you. I just wanted to say:

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    I forget to say, cute chicks, what kind are they?
     
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  3. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like Avian Charge 2000 it's a powder & lasts a long time for me (only have 3 chooks) I think it is good to have on hand for emegencies & for preventative measures.

    Do you have to give it to them - no
    Would they be better off for it - you bet!
     
  4. yurtdweller

    yurtdweller New Egg

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    We ordered 2 each of Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red, Buff Orpington, and Delaware. We received 11 live Ameraucana packing peanuts [​IMG]
     
  5. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just noticed your name - do you have any pictures of your yurt?
     
  6. yurtdweller

    yurtdweller New Egg

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    We don't live in a yurt anymore, we had to move when my dh lost his job. One day in the future I would love to get back to that kind of living though. Here is what it looked like when we had it set up.

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