Vitamins & Electrolytes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mjdtexan, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    I got a 8 ounce bag of "Vitamins & Electrolytes" made by a company called Durvet today.

    Ingredients

    Vitamin A Supplement
    Vitamin D3 Supplement
    Vitamin E Supplement
    Riboflavin Supplement
    d-Calcium Pantothenate,
    Niacin Supplement,
    Vitamin B-12 Supplement,
    Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (Source of Vitamin K Activity)
    Folic Acid,
    Thiamine Hydrochloride
    Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
    Asorbic Acid
    Sodium Chloride
    Calcium Chloride
    Magnesium Sulfate
    Ferrous Sulfate
    Pottassium Chloride and Dextrose

    Is this safe to give to baby chickens? The feed-store lady recommended it. That seems like a long list of stuff to be putting in little baby chicks. Anybody here use anything like this?

    It cost $4.99

    Between the chicken coop, feed store, and the actual cost of the chicks there is $150 laid out and I dont even have them yet. I still need to buy pine shavings too.

    It should be fun though. Maybe I can sell enough eggs to pay for chicken feed to help them to lay more eggs to buy more chicken feed to help to lay more eggs to buy more chi-----------------
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Some people on here use the electrolytes when the chicks first arrive. I had some on hand in case of a weak chick, but didn't need it. They did just fine with fresh water. As I removed them from the shipping box I dipped each chick's beak into the water, then set them down in their feed tray.
    When temps reached the 100 degree mark this past summer I added the electrolytes to their water and it did seem to help them cope a little better.
     
  3. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    As a Nutritionist, I recommend the use of electrolytes during periods of stress such as transporting, sickness, showing, etc. So using the Durvet Electrolyte Pack for newly arrived chicks is an appropriate use.

    Jim
     
  4. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    Thank Yall
     

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