vitamin e dosage?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kyrose, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    hello,can someone tell me the correct dosage of vitamin e i should give an 8 mos. old serama hen?
    thanks
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:If you google:

    dosage of vitamin e for chickens

    You will get lots of hits. It depends on why you are giving them the vit e
    And it appears that too much or too long can be bad for chickens

    Good Luck

    Imp
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    thank you imp...
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I used vitamin E in emergency measures on a broody hen who began going downhill very quickly at about Day 20. Her head was twitching and turning upward, she couldnt get her legs under her, stopped eating and drinking (no eggs under her, first timer). Wes in TX suggested taking one vitamin E gel, 400 IU, and squeezing it into her mouth once daily. It did the trick and she recovered within a day or two.
     
  5. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:shes been on vit. e for 2 days.not much difference yet.wondering if i should also start vit. b.shes very ematiated but is eating and drinking.me and the vet are scratching our heads..
     

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