New chicks - Potential problems?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lacomb farm, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. lacomb farm

    lacomb farm New Egg

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    I am combining purina medicated chick feed and rooster booster vitamins and electrolytes w/ lacto for my chicks which are less than a week old. Has anyone seen this cause problems for them?
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I wouldn't give electrolytes to chicks unless they have been shipped or are sick/weak. The medicated starter has enough nutrients in for them and giving extra when they don't really need it can cause more harm than good. If you want to give them an extra boost you can add a splash of unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) to their drink water.
     
  4. Welcome to BYC! glad you joined us! I dont know the awnser to your ? but you should look under either the forum called: Raising Baby Chicks or: Emergencies/Deseases/and cures
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    [​IMG] from New Mexico! Good luck with the new babies!
     
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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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