Question about GroGel

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dani813, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered the gro gel last week and I was curious if other people here have used it with good results?
     
  2. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used it with my first babies. They didn't need it. They came ready to eat feed. I had powder left for my second batch...again, they really didn't touch it. I find the gro-gel to be a neat idea, but it was a waste for me, unfortunately.
     
  3. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    I think it's more for when your shipping chicks, or when food or water won't be available when they first hatch.
     
  4. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the info. [​IMG]
     
  5. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
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    I tried some with my guineas and chicks. The ate some of it but seemed to prefer the chick starter. I won't bother ordering any more. Instead I'm just adding that vitamin powder stuff to their water.

    **UPDATE**

    The leftovers from my chickens I used with my guinea keets. They enjoyed it immensely. So maybe I will buy it again, but that would only be if I ever buy more birds. Fat chance of that, right? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  6. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just received my 10 chicks from ideal and I also ordered the grogel, wanting to give my babies the best start I could. I also didn't have much luck in getting them to eat it. I finally thinned it down, then they drank it. I read on another site to mix some feed into it. I plan to try that next. I won't be ordering it next time though. I think it was probably a waste of money.
     
  7. ausamerican33

    ausamerican33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got it for my 25 chicks from McMurray - my chicks loved it, and devoured every last bite of it. All chicks are happy, healthy and thriving. I also add the vitamins and minerals to their water.
     

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