vitamins and electrolytes???? ADVICE PLEASE?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenman101, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it good to give your chicken the vitamins and electrolytes powder that goes in their water every now and then? my chickens are pets and are not going to be eaten. will this help keep them healthy? also is organic vinegar good for them? can anyone help?
     
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  2. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both very healthful. No withdrawl from the eggs either. I use them both. Usually on a regular week I'll give a day or 2 of ACV(raw) Apple Cider Vinager and a day or 2 of the vitamins. When it is colder outside I give the AVC more with garlic. In the hotter months I give the vitamin/electrolites! It IS very good for them!!
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't give them electrolytes unless there's something wrong with them and you're using it as part of a treatment plan. Their feed has vitamins already added to it, so I'd be careful not to overdose them on vitamins that aren't water soluble, like vitamin A.

    Letting them eat some grass and fresh leafy greens is very good for them. That's a good way to give them more nutrients in a way that's safe. And those fresh foods have even more good things in them for the chickens than the packages of vitamins do. I plant extra chard, spinach, kale, leaf lettuce, beets and a long list of other veggies, just for the chickens. They are really funny, when you lob a cherry tomato to them. Bugs are really good for them, too. They're a healthy source of quality protein. A small amount of sunflower seeds is good, too.

    A lot of people use vinegar. I don't normally give it to my chickens, as I haven't had any need to. I do use a lot of it in the house for cleaning, though! I'm sure a lot of other people will be on here as the day unfolds, to give you more opinions.
     
  5. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!!
     
  6. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In there very first water I give a small amount of Terramycin, but after that they don't get anything.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] I save my electrolytes for the extreme temps. of summertime.
     
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  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:There is no reason to put antibiotics in their first water. If you need to put something in, use vitamins. Using antibiotics when they arent sick, will cause antibiotic resistant bugs.
     

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