New chicks on medicated feed-- do they need vitamins?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by higginskapilla03, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. higginskapilla03

    higginskapilla03 Hatching

    Feb 25, 2008
    My new chicks are on medicated feed (crumbles), but I've read that many of you put vitamins in their water, too... Is it overkill to do both? I want to keep them healthy, but I need to find a good balance between optimum diet and supplementation...

    Many thanks for answering my 10,001 questions!

  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    chicks or chickens? My guess is no, esp if they are full grown and healthy.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    They don't need vitamins as that is usually just for a short while till they get up on their feet in the first few days, or if the birds get sick, or sustain injury.

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