Dietetic gel. Administration to one-day-old chicks during their transport from the incubator to the farm practically eliminates mortality. It prevents weight loss, improves the immune system development and the adaptation of the chicks to the farm. Because of its suitable formulation and appetisingness it reduces early mortality (10 first days of life), increases daily weight gain during the starting period, improves feed conversion, reduces chick rejections and provides standardized lots. Especially significant in breeding hens and laying hens.