Chicken Health

BTW - My chickens have been living on H&H Non-Soy Layer feed for a few months now. They love it.  Because the protein supplements have been semi-pelletized, there is less waste than when I was feeding them Coyote Creek Organic Non-Soy Layer rations. They just ignored the powdered protein mix, which was usually dumped on the ground, and became very fragrant when it rained.


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Always add vitamins and electrolytes to water for newly hatched chicks. If they don't receive enough vitamin E in the first 8 weeks, or so, their brains may not develop properly; they may exhibit symptoms of encephalomalacia, a.k.a. "crazy chick disease," which looks remarkably like epilepsy.

One of my chicks contracted this issue at about 7 weeks; he had a slightly tilted head from about 3 day old. He seems much better after a couple of weeks of the powdered vitamins in his water; I haven't noticed a seizure in several days.

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