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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marierod, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. marierod

    marierod Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I just got 6 chicks , that look great.. But I'm wondering about vitamins and deworming... Ive read a few post on here getting confused...help
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, marierod! :frow

    Deworming I only do when a bird exhibits symptoms associated with a worm infestation.

    As far as vitamins go, I do not give my birds any supplements. I do offer electrolytes in the water of day olds to help give them an extra boost.

    My best to you.
     
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  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to this confusing chicken world.

    I would say that you don't want to deworm your
    little fellers unless they first have worms. So as
    always, watch, check, notice. But keeping their
    world clean is your best defense.

    As to the vitamins, again the best defense is just
    keeping things clean and watching. Good starter food
    should have their vitamins included.

    The best thing you can do for your chickens is to
    simply keep things clean. At any age.
     
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  4. A GIBSON

    A GIBSON Out Of The Brooder

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    My family and I have recently aquired several different breeds of chickens and from the feed store where we bought the chicks my husband was persuaded to buy this single male mallard duckling because he was by himself. We've had him with all of the chickens (17) since we brought them home and the older they all get the more the duck seems to be a loner. After watching this a few weeks I decided we should get a few more duckings (female ) for him to bond with since he seemed to be the outcast. The females I got yesterday are very young so we did a short introduction,it went fairly well then our mallard seemed to not want the ducklings around him... any suggestions? (Fyi) the younger chicks are still under a heat lamp inside until they are able to be outside without being harmed)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, I'd suggest posting on the "Duck" forum - i know diddly squat about ducks - sorry. [​IMG]

    CT
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC
     
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