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Question about GroGel

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

  1. dani813

    dani813 In the Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    I ordered the gro gel last week and I was curious if other people here have used it with good results?
  2. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    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 Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    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 In the Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    Thanks so much for the info. [​IMG]
  5. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    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.


    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 Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    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 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    Wendell, NC
    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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