Why cant we give the poly-vis-sol with iron?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by redhen, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    what will happen to them? the only kind i can find is with iron..., thanks, Wendy
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    The only time I use the one with iron is when I have an anemic/thin bird. To much of any vitamin can be bad, but I too have forgotten the specific reason for not using iron.... [​IMG]
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    In an emergency, I don't think it would hurt for a short while. It's just easy to overdose birds on iron if given over a prolonged period.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks!..i was just wondering because i picked up some birds at the show yesterday..and i wanted to give a little vitamins..just to be safe....thanks again!, Wendy
     
  5. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too much iron is toxic. It can accumulate in the liver and become lethal. That's some multi vitamin/mineral formulas are made without iron. You shouldn't take iron unless you know for sure you need it, the same applies to chickens/other animals.

    I'm surprised you can't get Poly-Vi-Sol w/o iron. I wouldn't give a child an iron supplement unless they needed it. If you ask at a pharmacy, maybe they can order it for you. Most pharmacies don't charge extra for doing that.

    My feed dealer carries powdered vitamins for poultry and livestock, they aren't very expensive, I just use those. Is there some advantage to the Poly-Vi-Sol?
     
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  6. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good question, I was wondering it myself.
     

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