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How to Fix Vitamin Deficiencies in Homesteading Chickens

How to Fix Vitamin Deficiencies in Homesteading Chickens

This step by step tutorial of how to fix vitamin deficiencies in homesteading chickens will upgrade not only their health but make their eggs and meat delicious.

If you keep homesteading chickens, you want them to be healthy. Unfortunately, one of the common problems chickens, and especially chicks, face is vitamin deficiencies. These are such treatable problems, but they’re often overlooked, so that every year, chickens die from something that could easily have been prevented.

If you think your chickens are vitamin deficient, you should start treating them immediately. Usually, if the deficiency is caught in time, it can be treated and reversed in a few days! One way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to make sure you’re using quality feed. The other is to include food in their diets that naturally provide them with the vitamins they need.

This tutorial provides a list of vitamins that chickens need to have in their diet, but often have deficiencies in. The guide also provides a list of ways you can add this to their everyday diet so the deficiencies never take place. However, it should be noted, with chicks, other precautions need to be taken, since they can’t digest everything. The guide explains this further.

The guide also explains how to add the following nutrients to a chickens’ diet naturally

– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B12
– Biotin (Vitamin B7)
– Choline
– Vitamin D3
– Vitamin E
– Folic Acid
– Vitamin K
– Niacin
– Riboflavin
– Pyroxidine (Vitamin B6)

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Weird Silkie Chicken Breed Facts

Weird Silkie Chicken Breed Facts

Come explore weird Silkie chicken breed facts and other tidbits will have you make you smile and want to get a Silkie in your flock. Chickens are becoming much more popular to own. While once thought of as farm birds, people with large yards or property, even some with green space in cities, have started…Continue Reading

Epsom Salt For Vent Gleet

Epsom Salt For Vent Gleet

Learn how to cure vent gleet in chickens with Epsom salt. If you have a chicken that has or gets bouts of very stinky diarrhea this cure may help you to treat the problem. Some chickens suffer from nervousness which can cause diarrhea but if your chicken has vent gleet which is also known as…Continue Reading

Raising Homesteading Ducks 101

This easy informative peek into raising homesteading ducks 101 is fascinating. If you live on a homestead or large piece of land and have the desire to raise fowl, then you should definitely consider ducks. While most people gravitate to chickens, there are many advantages of raising ducks instead. Ducks tend to be overall healthier,…Continue Reading

How to Build a Metal Air Duct Chicken Feeder

This step by step tutorial of how to make a chicken feeder from a metal air duct is an excellent way to make weather proof homesteading equipment. It’s becoming increasingly popular these days for people to live more sustainable lifestyles. Whether it’s something as simple as recycling, planting gardens, or even keeping animals, more and…Continue Reading