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Electrolytes and vitamins

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Now that warm weather is here I remember that last summer my 3 hens would not drink the electrolyte and vitamin water that I mixed up for them. (I tried 2 different ones, especially for poultry but can't remember the brand). I could smell the vitamins when I mixed them up. The chickens absolutely would not drink it. I tried 2 different occasions. I know it would help them when it gets so hot. Is there a brand that chickens tolerate better?
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I just mixed up some electrolytes yesterday.  My 6 week old chicks were stumbling around... it was 89*.  The whole flock drank it, and within 1/2 hour the chicks were better.  Recipe that I adapted:  1/2 C hot H2O, scant 1/2 tsp salt, scant 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp flavored jello.  Mix well and add 3 1/2 C cold H2O.  

 

Edit:  I forgot one very important ingredient:  Be sure to add 2 1/2 TBSP sugar!  


Edited by lazy gardener - 5/31/16 at 7:50am

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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CORRECTION:  I FORGOT TO ADD THE SUGAR WHEN I COPIED DOWN THE RECIPE.  IN ADDITION TO THE FLAVORED JELLO, THERE IS 2 1/2 TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR.  VERY IMPORTANT, AND I HOPE NO ONE USED THIS RECIPE WITHOUT THE EXTRA SUGAR!!!

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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