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Water soluble vitamins and electrolites

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by montverdechick, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Songster

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    Anyone ever added this (from powder) to the water for their chicks? Good or bad idea? If it's a good idea, how early can you start? Thanks.
     
  2. chickengirl

    chickengirl In the Brooder

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    hi when i had baby chicks i was told to give them sugar in their water for the first couple of days to get them active and more lively but tafter that i would put in some vitamins and electrolytes didnt hurt em i heard it was good
     
  3. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    Adding vitamins and electrolytes to the water every day for the first week helps the chicks thru any shipping stress and helps boost their immunity. I usually add it once a week after thet until they are about 6 weeks old. I then use it anytime they are under other stresses like illness, moving to a new pen, etc.
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing 11 Years

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    It's a good idea. I've done that till peeps were older or till the electrolytes were used up.

    bigzio
     
  5. montverdechick

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    Thank you all for the feedback. I'll mix it up and give it to them starting today.
     

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