Importance of Multivitamins and antibiotics
During the first 5 days, we gave them multivitamin (Megavit) and an antibiotics (Dovalux – liquid) through water. I believe that this really help to reduce the mortalities to a bare minimum. I will encourage everyone to do the same.
After the 5 days, you can stop the medication. But whenever you anticipate that your birds will experience stress, give them a multivitamin. Stress can be when you’re transferring them from one house to the other, when you vaccinate them, when some look sick etc. You can give them the multivit. 1 or 2 days before and after the stress period.
For example, if today is day 92 and you want to vaccinate your birds on day 94, give them multivit on day 92, 93, 94, 95, and 96. If you don’t have much money, give them on day 93, 94 and 95 or days 94 and 95.
Whenever birds are stressed, they can easily get infected. But by using multivits, you can help them fight any disease that will come their way. Whenever you use a multivits, you’ll notice that the birds tend to eat more.
In the case of antibiotics, mind the way you use it. Don’t use it any how you like. It is better to give it to only those birds that are sick (in addition to their drug). If you use it anyhow, disease causing microbes might get use to it and the antibiotic will no longer be effective. So be careful.
Btw for those interested in prices, the multivit I used (Magavit) costs N450 and the antibiotic (Dovalox) costs N500.