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can chickens drink gatorade?

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i've been hearing people talking about giving their chickens gatorade... is it true? does it give them some energy?

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post #2 of 10

some people told me to use gatorade too...
they just said it makes them eat more but idk.

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Yes..i think they can have it. Its good for them in this hot weather.

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Originally Posted by redhen 

Yes..i think they can have it. Its good for them in this hot weather.


oh, thanks! wink

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Instead of Gatorade I keep this on hand ~

http://www.tractorsupply.com/wcsstore/ConsumerDirectStorefrontAssetStore/images/products/150/2209105.jpg

It is made for farm animals including poultry.  It comes as a powder you mix with water and is much cheaper than Gatorade.  One 8 ounce package ($3.99) makes 110 gallons!   

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I usually give it to my day old chicks too ~ to give them an extra boost at the beginning.

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If Timmy had a German Shepherd he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place.

Ameraucanas, FBCMs, BOs, BLRW, EEs, bantam Cochins, Black Australorps, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, White leghorns, and Bobwhite Quail.   1 Beagle, 2 German Shepherd Dogs, 1 cat, lots of honeybees,  2 grown daughters and a very handy and understanding husband!

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Instead of Gatorade I keep this on hand ~

http://www.tractorsupply.com/wcsstore/ConsumerDirectStorefrontAssetStore/images/products/150/2209105.jpg

It is made for farm animals including poultry.  It comes as a powder you mix with water and is much cheaper than Gatorade.  One 8 ounce package ($3.99) makes 110 gallons!   

Duravet Vitamins & Electrolytes

I usually give it to my day old chicks too ~ to give them an extra boost at the beginning.


That would probably be a better choice as I don't think it contains sugar....which may cause runny poo.....but I don't think a little bit of gatorade at times should cause a problem. I have given 1/2 strength gatorade to somewhat dehydrated dogs for a day and even though they drank quite a bit (and are large breeds which could have been an environmental disaster if they get the runs sickbyc ) they did fine with it......

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post #7 of 10

I actually use pedialyte.. not gatorade.

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Originally Posted by redhen 

I actually use pedialyte.. not gatorade.


I also use Pedialyte (unflavored) in a pinch if I happen to run out of the Duravet Vitamins & Electrolytes.

post #9 of 10

I was told to give my chickens a little bit of Gatorade when they were attacked by a dog. It helps them when they are shocked because it has electrolytes in it.

So yes, they can drink Gatorade


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post #10 of 10

Yep gatorade or electrolytes both work. I just thought that I would point out that something with sugar (gatorade or sugar water) goes into effect much faster that electrolytes so in case of emergency it is good that the bird get both if at all possible.

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