Vitamins

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wilhiteranch, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. wilhiteranch

    wilhiteranch In the Brooder

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    How do you give chickens vitamins?
     

  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

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    Many BYC members use the supplement Poly Vi Sol (without iron), though I'm sure there are other substitutes. I believe you can put them in the water, or you can put it in a dropper and dribble a bit down the side of your chicken's beak, and the chicken will be forced to swallow it.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    I use polyvisol in their water. I use 1ml per quart of water. I only put down the beak if they are sick. The vitamins saved my chick from dying with pnemounia.
     
  4. speckledegg

    speckledegg In the Brooder

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    You can also get vitamins at the feed store specifically for chicks. We used Save a Chick vitamins and just mixed it in with their water. If I hadn't had found those, I would have just gotten the Poly Vi Sol from the pharmacy.
     

  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    This is what I use. I mix it with water and give it to my chicks for the first couple of weeks. I also give it to my older birds during extremely hot or cold weather.
    A water soluble premix of vitamins and electrolytes specifically formulated as a water or feed additive; for use when animals are subject to conditions of stress. For use in cattle, horses, goats, sheep, swine, poultry. One package will make 128 gallons.
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/multi-...-electrolytes-8-oz-durvet-cattle-feed-2209105

    I agree...
    Quote:If you use Poly-Vi-Sol get it without iron...
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/livest...ctrolyte-vitamin-supplement-pack-of-3-1000724
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  6. wilhiteranch

    wilhiteranch In the Brooder

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    Thank you ! I'll go to the feed store and see what i can find. Also how often do you give the vitamins?
     
  7. BoltonChicken

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    If fed a good diet chicks (or humans for that matter) to not require vitamin supplementation.
     

  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    My oldest chicks are over 3 months and I still give them vitamins. I'm going to finish this bottle and save the unopened bottle for when they are sick.

    I know it's not necessary, but my chicks look really good! The vitamins has made a difference.
     

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