ASK the Editor: Nutri-Drench for Chicks

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Would you recommend adding Nutri-Drench to my new chicks water after I get them? If so, how long do you think, and how much?

I really can’t say enough about this stuff. It is hands-down, one of the best things you can have on hand for your chicks and full-grown hens.

For the first few days, I recommend 1 fluid oz per quart.

After that, the recommended dosage is (per gallon):
5-14 days / 2 fl oz
2-4 weeks / 1 fl oz
4-6 weeks / 0.5 fl oz
6 + weeks / 0.25 fl oz

You can keep them on that for maintenance but I generally use it at times of stress or illness. Also, I personally recommend alternating days with fresh water that has no additives.

For those looking for Nutri-Drench, you can find it here: http://www.peddlerswagon.com/p-245-poultry-nutri-drench.aspx

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