1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Question about Dumor feed and what would you do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by moorechicks, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. moorechicks

    moorechicks Out Of The Brooder

    73
    0
    39
    May 5, 2010
    Carthage,Tx
    I hatched out 5 black coppers and are about 3 weeks old.I been feeding them Dumor chick starter/grower 20%. Now the last few days has been a battle and my chicks went from OK to not moving to acting drunk laying over on their side not eating or drinking.Come to find out someone on this board told me to try poly-vi-sol vitamins and I also changed the feed out.The vitamins perked up the chicks right away and now eating like little pigs. 4 out of 5 are back up almost to normal.My only little rooster may be to bad off to make it.OK here is the deal I only used this Dumor feed for these chicks only and how can it be the feed be vitamins deficiency.I called the company and they said they will call me back.Has this happened to anyone else and what should I do about it?I am very mad to think The feed was what was going to kill my chicks.I would really like to have some feed back on this.
     
  2. hippia16

    hippia16 Out Of The Brooder

    20
    0
    32
    Sep 21, 2010
    Michigan
    I use Dumor Starter as well and haven't had any problems with it. I've been through 3 bags and they seem to be happy and healthy. Maybe a bag bag.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I've used Dumor feed, the 20% crumbles, the last 2 years for all the chicks I have raised, and never had problems with the feed.
     
  4. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    2,087
    106
    251
    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    I've used Dumor starter for years and never had a problem. Sounds like a vitamin b deficiency. I'd keep using the vitamins. When the company calls you back they'll likely ask for the lot # off the bag so don't throw the bag away.
     
  5. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    909
    4
    121
    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I also used the Dumor Starter, then the grower finisher in crumbles, now that they are laying I did switch to the Layena Layer Pellets. I also from day one added the electolyte vitamin that was availible from the hatchery. All have survived and thrived.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by