What medicines or vitamins to feed to chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by twixerella, May 18, 2009.

  1. twixerella

    twixerella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are about a week and a couple days away from hatching. This is my first hatch and I know that you are supposed to put certain vitamins or powders in their water. Or people use droppers to give them antibiotics. I want to order some this week so i will be prepared next week when they hatch, but i have no idea what medicines or antibiotics to order to prevent diseases and such. HELP!
     
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i feed mine medicated starter feed, sometimes i dampen it with water- they like that alot!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Other than perhaps medicated starter to help prevent coccidia, all healthy chicks need is warmth and fresh water.
    Giving antibiotics when they are not needed can cause the antibiotics to be ineffective in and when you do have an illness to treat.
     

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