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what kind of Probiotic??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smcdermott, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chirping

    Dec 9, 2014
    Central Fl
    reading that I need Probiotic in addition to medicated feed for my new chicks.
    What kind of Probiotic?? I have tons of it that my family takes but is it the same?

    So sorry if this sounds silly
  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Songster

    Sep 28, 2014
    Everything I read says it is all the same. I tried yogurt, but it led to smelly poo, so a powder would probably be even better. What I use now is Rooster Booster with Electrolytes and Probiotics, which is a powder I put in their water.
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    This article may answer your questions: http://poultryone.com/articles/probiotics-html

    My probiotic of choice is Probios dispersible powder: http://www.probios.com/powdersgranules3.html
    Dosage is 1 tsp per gallon of water.

    This is also a decent quality poultry vitamin + probiotics: http://www.qcsupply.com/540382-vitamins-electrolytes-plus.html
    Dosage is .25 tsp per gallon of water.

    Probiotic Plus by ASP is also one that is stabilized for use in chlorinated water: http://www.asp-inc.com/osf/

    It is suggested that if you have chlorine in your drinking water, to set it out overnight before adding probiotic dispersible powder the next morning.
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California

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