Vitamins and Electrolytes

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by NCIndiaBlue, May 13, 2009.

  1. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently started giving my chickens and emu's Durvet Vitamins and Electrolytes (adding to their water).

    I have some pheasant, peafowl and chicken chicks that just hatched. Should I add any to their water?
     
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  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wouldn't recommend giving it to them at all unless they are under stressful conditions or dehydrated. Good layer feed for adults and good chick starter for young-ens and fresh clean water will do..

    You can give your adults a good "Vita with probotic in" which is good for there gut, but i would only give it to them once a month just to keep there guts up to par..

    ~Wilds~
     
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  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The only time we use any "additives" is if we get chicks to help them get over the stress of shipping. Other than that all they get is fresh clean water and feed.

    Steve in NC
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vitamins and mineral supplements are great, but electrolytes should only be used when dehydrated or under stress, because they CAN be overdosed. Too many electrolytes can be very bad to us and animals.
     
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    The sodium/salt is the problem in electrolytes

    ~Wilds~
     
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