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What is the best electrolyte replacement For Chickens?

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What is the best electrolyte replacement For Chickens?   wee

Proud Husband and Parent of 1 year old baby boy and a little girl who is about to be three. And my other Farm Babys :8 Barred Rock Hens,2 Welsummer Hens. 1 Road Island Red Rooster Named "Big Henry" ,2 Road island red Hens ,8 cherry egger Hens,5 white Jersy Giant hens,1 black copper maran,1 silki roo"Presely",6  guinea ,25 pharaoh quail ,2 goats ,2 Alpaca " Honey&Babe"
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Proud Husband and Parent of 1 year old baby boy and a little girl who is about to be three. And my other Farm Babys :8 Barred Rock Hens,2 Welsummer Hens. 1 Road Island Red Rooster Named "Big Henry" ,2 Road island red Hens ,8 cherry egger Hens,5 white Jersy Giant hens,1 black copper maran,1 silki roo"Presely",6  guinea ,25 pharaoh quail ,2 goats ,2 Alpaca " Honey&Babe"
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Probably Vitamins & Electrolyes from the feedstore, added to their water. Others have recommended Gatorade or pedialyte w/o iron.

Do you suspect you have an issue?

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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I agree that you can add some sort of vitamin/minerals to water/food.  Gatorade and pedialyte can work but can be an expensive way to add electrolytes.  A more affordable way may be to supply your chicken with electrolytes from opening up electrolyte replacement capsules and mixing it with the water.  Have anyone tried this before?

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I use the pack from the feedstore that says  High Performance Poultry Pak made by Durvet seems to be pretty good for my chickens. I also like Save-a-chick.

Im wife to a Professional Commercial Driver. I am a mother to an ever entertaining teenager, White Silkie 4 hens and a roo, BBS Silkies 2 splash hens, 1 light blue hen, 1 dark blue roo, 2 Sizzle hens 1 mottled 1 black, 5 crested fawn and white Indian runners and 1 odd ball black IR duck, 3 pens of mixed yard birds, and one spoiled rotten Pek.

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Im wife to a Professional Commercial Driver. I am a mother to an ever entertaining teenager, White Silkie 4 hens and a roo, BBS Silkies 2 splash hens, 1 light blue hen, 1 dark blue roo, 2 Sizzle hens 1 mottled 1 black, 5 crested fawn and white Indian runners and 1 odd ball black IR duck, 3 pens of mixed yard birds, and one spoiled rotten Pek.

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I use vita-pack from dels. I've used pedialyte for sick hens before. smile

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