What vitamins

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggcamefirst, May 31, 2011.

  1. eggcamefirst

    eggcamefirst Out Of The Brooder

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    I have seen various people post about giving chicks vitamins (even human vitamins?!). What is a solid brand/type to give to chicks AND is it necessary if you are giving them crumbles (in this case medicated)?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Shouldn't be necessary, if all is well. Vitamins are usually given for certain conditions or if the chicken has suffered a lot of stress, as in injury. Simplest thing to give is infant vitamin drops -- generic ones in our local Rite Aid are around $10 a bottle and a bottle lasts forever. I used to give put a dropperful in baby chicks' water. You can put a drop or two on the side of their beak, too. I've always read on here to give the type without added iron.
     

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