poly tri vi sol & tri vi sol

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rhythmicgoldfish, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone mentioned using poly tri vitisol for preemie chicks to give them a boost (poly tri vitisol is an over the counter infant vitamin supplement for breastfed babies because they don't always get all the vitamins they need, particularly vitamin D in the cooler winter climates) has anyone used this? how well does it work would i use say 1 dropper per quart of water?
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    You can dose it directly to the weakest birds if you want to, 2 to 3 drops per day to the beak for a week. Then reduce the dose for the next week.

    You can probably use the number of drops per day x the number of chicks you have to determine how much to add to your water container as a rough estimate.

    Make sure you buy the kind that does *not* have iron.
     
  3. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is iron bad for chicks?
     

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