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Rooster Booster

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Zanna, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! does anyone out there use Rooster Booster, the water soluble vitamins and electrolytes with lactobacillus? I had some sneezing in my flock so I decided to add this to their water. The label says mix 1 ounce in 16 gallons of water and give for 3-5 days, repeating dosage whenever necessary. I use 7 gallon waterers and have been mixing 2 TBS. in each time I change the water (about once a week, and for about a month now). Honestly, most of them prefer to drink out of the mud puddles so I don't know who is actually drinking the water in the waterers! I also put 1/2 cup of ACV in the waterers. What do you think about using this on a permanent basis for flock health? Necessary, unnecessary, waste of money?? My flock is about 75 birds, 30 laying hens, 2 grown roos and the rest are up and comers. They free range all daylight hours, 10 acres of pasture, wood lot, etc. and I keep the feeders full this time of year with fryer pellets as I have a lot of molting going on and figured the extra protein would help, also don't want the youngsters getting layer pellets yet. Will probably switch to layer pellets in Feb. or so. They also get lots of cooked pumpkins and kale from the winter garden. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?????????
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I personally have never heard of it. I'll be interested to see what other people say.
    As far as putting medicines and vitamins in their waterers and then have them drinking out of the nastiest mud puddle they can find-been there done that. [​IMG] Not really anything to be done about that.
    The pumpkin/squash thing is a good natural wormer, I've heard(mine do get that).
     
  4. HeritageHens

    HeritageHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Rooster Booster when my chicks were little, especially because one suffered from a vitamin B deficiency. I pulled him through it with short term mega doses of vitamin B complex and then added the Rooster Booster to the water until they were about 10 weeks old. I will use it from day one when I get new chicks next time and keep them on it for about 7-10 weeks.

    If you are adding ACV to the water at the same time, I'm not so sure it's a good idea to mix these. It also sounds like you are adding a lot of ACV to the water. Are you sure it's not too acidic for the chickens? I'm saying that because you said "...most of them prefer to drink out of the mud puddles so I don't know who is actually drinking the water in the waterers."
     
  5. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From reading other posts here, I think most people say 1TBS ACV to a gallon of water so I figured 1/2 cup per 7 gallon waterer would be close enough. Please correct me if I am wrong. Also any insights on the combo of the vit./electrolyte mix with the ACV in the water would be appreciated. Thanks All!!!
     
  6. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Re-try on my last post. Anyone????
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Sorry, Zanna!
    That's the mixture I use for ACV. I don't know that I've ever mixed ACV and electrolytes in the water at one time.
    I really doubt it would hurt to try that...just my two cents. [​IMG]
     

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