What happens if you give chickens a large dose of vitamins?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CartierChicken, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. CartierChicken

    CartierChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I asked my husband to add the vitamin liquid to the chickens water. A couple days later I noticed there was a tinge to the water, caused from the vitamins, so I asked him how much did her give. He told me a cap full. Well the directions say 15 ml to 100 chickens. Well I have 20 chickens, and the main watering can holds 30 liters of water. I would imagine that a cap full is about 50 ml. So my 20 chickens should get a total of 3 ml a day. So now I have to figure out how much they drink a day. Does 2 liters sound like enough?

    These last 2 days have shown a marked decrease in egg production. I was wondering if the vitamins could play a part in this.
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Bad things can happen if you overdose vitamins, especially the fat soluable kinds like vitamin A. In humans at least, Hypervitaminosis A can cause liver problems, osteroporosis, and very very dry skin and hair loss.

    Since their feed should already have vitamins in it, less is best.

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