Vitamins & Electrolytes in Water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wild Chicken, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Wild Chicken

    Wild Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had some chickens that were sick and we bought the powdered vits/elec to put in the water. We have some left, and because it is so good for them, will it hurt to put it in their water all the time?
     
  2. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would use it up ..... for sure.... if you are unsure.... use it once a week .... I wish an expert would let you know..
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It won't hurt them to use it up.
    I keep some on hand for emergencies, but only regularly put it in their water during the dog days of summer (90 - 95+ degrees).
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't use it daily, as electrolytes (which is commonly in these mixtures) can be dangerous if the birds don't need it and it is given in excess. Providing it once a week is fine and often recommended to keep vitamins in check.
     
  5. Wild Chicken

    Wild Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys....looks like I'll just add it once a week....[​IMG]
     

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