Polyvisol and Yogurt question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ParadiseChickens, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. ParadiseChickens

    ParadiseChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that has just finished a treatment of Sulmet. She is still weak but is doing much better than a few days ago. I would like to start giving her polyvisol baby vitamins w/o iron and a little yogurt. Do you squirt the polyvisol in her mouth or add to water? And should I hand feed the yogurt? Sorry for such dumb questions, but I am a new chicken owner.
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Not dumb at all.
    Try putting the vitamins in the yogurt and if she won't eat the yogurt, you probably will have to hand feed her.
    If she's drinking, vitamins in the water would be fine, too.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    You can put the PolyViSol drops in the beak. I mix the yogurt with feed.
     
  4. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put it in water.
    But yogurt is fine also.
    Be careful don't over dose the chicken. A little goes a long way.
     
  5. ParadiseChickens

    ParadiseChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, oh there is so much to learn. I may have overdosed her from you say, I gave her 1/2 dropper full in her beak. What will overdosing do. She is improving soooo much, I am gonna shoot myself if I have hurt her.
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I would only use a drop or two directly in the beak and when putting it in the water, only about 4 drops in 1/4 cup of water.
    As long as the vitamins don't have iron, hopefully, she'll be OK.
     
  7. ParadiseChickens

    ParadiseChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow, I gave way too much. Poor little chick, she has had such a rough time in the past 2 weeks. The vitamins dont list iron anywhere on them. They are Enfamil Polyvisol brand.
     

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