Vitamins for chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bloomnbeauty, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

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    I would like to know if giving the poly-vi-sol w/o iron on a daily basis will be beneficial or detrimental to my new chicks? And how much should I put in a 1 quart waterer?
     
  2. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been adding (for the past 3 days) one teaspoon of GQF Vitamins Plus to a gallon of drinking water. Maybe I'm crazy but I swear my chickens (already healthy) look even livelier than before. I just bought a plastic waterer so I can add organic apple cider vinegar (I understand you can't use a metal waterer) one or two teaspoons to a gallon. Also fresh dandelion greens - they're free and the chickens love them! I'm very new, so if any of this is wrong or anyone has something to add -- please do! I have many books but have learned a LOT more on this site, so thank you all very much. My husband and young son were collecting earthworms and tossing them into the coop - I stopped that quick.

    PS I find myself daydreaming about adding new chickens. This is a sickness, right? "Chicken Fever?" Oh yeah, and a second coop for the silkies and bantams I want to breed ... sure thing!

    Sick, sick, sick (love it).
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, you can never go wrong with viatamin/minerla supplements, just a sign of a caring owner, wish more did it, then the sick page may be a little smaller!
     
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be given only once a week tho..am I right?
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yes, dont go overboard with it or it does no good. I do it on Wed and Saturdays in my routine and at only about 1/2 dose. If anything out of the normal pops up, then go to a full dose and do daily but for no more than the recommended label period, usually 3-7 days
     

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