What vitamins can I give my chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iluvmychickens, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello-What a beautiful day it is here in sunny Jacksonville Florida.

    I thought I read somewhere on here it is good to give your chicks vitamins. If memory serves me it was polyvisol. Is is ok to use Polyvisol with Iron. Also why would I give the chick vitamins? Sorry for all the questions but I have CHEMO brain and I can not remember nor find it under search.


    PLEASE HELP!
    Thanks
    DeeDee
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not sure about the iron part, but I have given a weak chick some of the poly-visol and it did seem to help. It is alive and well today.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Using infant vitamons is for sick chickens only. If your chick/chickens are well and eating commercial feed and getting treats you have no need for vitamins. Everything the chickens need are in the feed. It is only when a chicken is physically stressed and becomes ill that it might need a nutritonal boost to help their immune system kick in and get through it.

    I strongly advise you not to give your chickens infant vitamins if it is not sick.
     

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