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Vitamins & Electrolytes - How Much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tenderkat, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. tenderkat

    tenderkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    After trying almost everything to get my chickens in better health, I finally found a feed store that carries a vitamin/electrolyte supplement. It is the Durvet brand, and it states it is a water soluble premix of vitamins and electrolytes for poultry, swine, ruminants and horses.

    It somes in an 8oz package and it is a powder. For whatever reason, I am having a hard time figuring out the measurement conversion, so I'm hoping that someone can tell me how much they use?

    The package says to dissolve one package in 110 gallons. Because it needs to be mixed fresh each day, I figure that I would fill the waterer with the powder and just a half gallon of water daily. But the math is screwing me up. So, if I would mix the whole package (8 oz's) into 110 gallons, how much should I mix with just a half gallon?

    I know its' silly that I can't seem to figure this out, but my brain has been stretched a bit thin lately with the kids home all day for summer!!!
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    If you have the 4 oz. packet of Durvet brand Vitamins and Electrolytes then you would mix 1/2 teaspoon into 1 gallon of water.

    If you have the 8 oz. packet of Durvet brandVitamins and Electrolytes then you would mix 3/4 teaspoon into 1 gallon of water.

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  3. tenderkat

    tenderkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thankyou so much!!!!
  4. kannna

    kannna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2010
    Martha's Vineyard
    That math took me forever the first time! I should have just asked here.

    Wait until you have to measure antibiotics. Similar formula. But, you'll probably just aske here like a smart person. Or do a search even to see if it was asked before. WHich I'm sure it has.
  5. tenderkat

    tenderkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    You should see the piece of paper with math equations scrawled all over it from this morning. I ended up just guessing, but I got the measurement pretty close. I have no idea how Chris09 derived the answer, but I sure am happy that I could get the info on here!!
  6. PineLaneFarms

    PineLaneFarms Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2011
    i put 1/4 of a teaspoon per quart and it seems to work very well
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    I have no idea how Chris09 derived the answer

    I did it the easy way [​IMG]
    I looked it up on the net. There was a post on another form that had a email from Durvet in it on how to mix there Durvet brand Vitamins and Electrolytes.

    If you try to do the math on it you will come up with a little different figure.
    8 oz. = 48 tsp
    48 ÷ 110 = .43 tsp (not quite a ½ tsp. per gallon)

  8. Nancy GB

    Nancy GB Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2013
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mind does't do things like break down something designed for 110 gallons!
  9. vent12

    vent12 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2013
    Since quail are so small how much duvet vita for a qt
  10. figlover

    figlover Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 30, 2012
    I add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to each gallon of water for my hens. Would the cider effect the electrolytes and vitamins?

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