Vitamin Supplements? I need advice.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dustbath, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. dustbath

    dustbath Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Washington County, NY
    Can anyone give me some advice about vitamin supplements? My chickens seem to have a vitamin A deficiency, which I'm told is quite common on the East Coast. A vet told me to give them avian vitamins, which I can find at a pet store. The only pet store around sells vitamins designed for small pet birds and the containers, which are rather expensive, have a fraction of what I would need for my chickens. The feed store sells a vitamin-electrolyte powder to add to water that is labelled "for all animal classes," and lists chickens among the animals for which it is appropriate.

    Is it ok to use the feed-store powder? Or do the chickens need something designed specicially for birds? If so, where can I find it?

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    go to TSC or local farm supply. it comes in little pouches and a little goes a LONG way. if you cant find it locally, you can order online from any large hatchery.

    actually...i have a brand new bag that i'm not using. if you want it...shoot me your address in a pm and i'll mail it free of charge. better than on the shelf.

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