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Vitamins for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Daniel1974, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Daniel1974

    Daniel1974 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im wondering if anyone can give me any info on vitamins for my BYC? Im gonna run to TSC tomorrow and need the best vitamins for my Baby's. And i know you all know whats best for my birds so please help me out :)
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    For my chicks I give them Poly-vi-Sol with no iron. You can get it at Safeway, and other drugstores.
     
  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do this, too. The vitamins mentioned are in the pediatric vitamin section in the supermarket or drugstore. Some folk put up to 1 tsp (5 mL) per quart, but I supplement my flock's feed with plenty of greens and table scraps, so I only put in 1 tsp per gallon, every other time I fill up the 1 gallon waterer. My flock is fully grown.
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    (Listen to the chemist up there) I do that also, my waterer is 3 gallons, so I just suck up the supplement to the *1* line, and squirt it in. It works well, I actually think it saved my JG from Marek's,(he couldn't stand up) I fed him his baby food and used a dropper with the Poly-vi-sol in it, and one miracle day he started walking.

     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    If you're feeding a good brand of chick starter you don't need any vitamins fed through their water. If you're really concerned then a little finely chopped fresh green feed once a day that they can clean up in ten minutes or so will suffice. But water soluble vitamins are not necessary if your chick starter is fresh.
     
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    I'm hearing that Silkies need vitamin supplements, if so, is ploy- vi- sol a good choice for them too?
     
  8. jmbwholesale

    jmbwholesale Out Of The Brooder

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    I've used polyvisol for my silkies. No problems.
     
  9. KathieL

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    I put ACV in my hens' water. Can I add the Poly-vi-sol into that same water or should I leave out the ACV when I use the vitamins?
     

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