probiotics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sarree, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Sarree

    Sarree Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone use goat probiotics for their chickens? If so what is the dosage?


    Also, Durvet electrolyte & Vitiamin supplement, what is the dosage?


    Thanks Sarree
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it is not formulated for chickens don't use it.

    If you get their electrolytes and minerals off balamce you will have a flock of ill and distressed birds.

    If you want probiotics feed them some yogurt.

    If they are not stressed or showing signs of need you should only provide them with lots of cool fresh clean water and their normal feed. If you feel they need a dietary boost - The yogurt is a good boost for them with healthy bacteria. As is chopped boiled eggs for protein sources.

    You can also look around for Quik Chik or Avian Charge.
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is the Durvet for poultry use?
    is it the 8 oz. package?

    usually it's 1 teaspoon per gallon..
    but I wouldn't give it for every day use.

    McMurrays has a probiotic mix for poultry..
    or as above poster said..plain active culture yogurt can be used.
     
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  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GQF vitamin pack, It's got your Vitamins,Electrolytes and Probiotics all in one shot
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pine Grove..where do you get the GQF?
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Quote:From the Durvet management (WES contacted them to find the correct dosage) here is the correct dosage per GALLON of water:
    If you have the 4 oz. packet of Vitamins and Electrolytes then you would mix 1/2 teaspoon into 1 gallon of water.

    If you have the 8 oz. packet of Vitamins and Electrolytes then you would mix 3/4 teaspoon into 1 gallon of water.
     
  7. Sarree

    Sarree Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, since I bought goat probiotics, thinking I read somewhere you could use it for chickens, I guess I'll just have to buy a couple of cute little pygmy goats. I wouldn't want the stuff to go to waste...

    Sarree
     
  8. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take probotics for me [​IMG]
     
  9. Sarree

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    Christina33 Do you want to take some goat probiotics then?[​IMG]
     

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