Should I use Gro-gel plus B AND vitamins and electrolytes on chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Penske, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    I bought both...gro-gel plus B and a "vitamins/electrolyte plus" powder that came with the chick starter kit to mix in the water. Both from Meyer Hatchery.

    My chicks will arrive Tuesday in the mail. Should I do both???

    Thanks for your help!! I am nervous as this is the first time for me to raise baby chicks.
    I am getting 16 hens (variety-Ameracauna(1), Barred Rock(2), Lt. Brw Leghorn(2), Cochins(2), Buff Brahma bantums (2), Buckeyes (2), Cuckoo Marans (2), Wyandottes (3).

    We are located on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

    Keeping them inside in my pre-school for several weeks. Then we will move them to the brand new coop (see pics) in some of my posts about roosts and nestboxes.) They'll have about 5 sq ft/hen and a 500 sq ft outdoor run!!

    Thanks for your help!!

  2. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    no most of that stuff is a waste of money
    i use gatorade powder
    it has a lot of electrolytes
    we actually did a forum on this subject not long ago[​IMG][/img]
  3. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    corvallis oregon
    I have only used medicated feed and plain old water. One week later, everything is going well. I figured, if its not broke, dont fix it! I bought some electolytes, but everyone is doing so well, I decided not to use it.

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