Should I add vitamin supplement to water in addition to vitamin feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zygofowl, May 12, 2011.

  1. zygofowl

    zygofowl Hatching

    May 10, 2011
    Just received my Barred Rock chics 12. They are very healthy and active. I wish for it to remain that way. Do I need to add a vitamin pack to the water as well as a vitamin enriched starter feed? I have read mixed opinions. This is my first flock since a boy and I dont want to mess it up. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I personally never do that, unless I feel my chickens or chicks are under the weather. That is because the chick starter/grower feed is nutritionally complete....Made especially for chicks.

    Save yourself some money! [​IMG]
  3. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    I wouldn't think so. Just make sure they are warm and have fresh water. I did use a Sav A Chick pack when I had one that was lagging behind the others and it really seemed to help. Some people do offer it the first few days they come in..and I was too but my stuff had not arrived and they did fine.

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