I have 6 pullets almost 8 weeks old now. Since it gets seriously hot here for a good part of the summer, I was wondering about using electrolytes. Most directions I read say to mix it daily, but my waterer only needs filling once a week-and that's only because I want to clean it out and put in fresh water. Would electrolytes benefit my flock or would it be better to just use ACV?
Btw, my little flock dragged a small rattlesnake out from the retaining wall the other day. Luckily I was there to smush its head before it got one of them! The very next day one of them found a small garter snake and had a snack. Now they prowl around the retaining wall for the first hour they're out in the morning, looking for more goodies. Of course, this reinforced our thinking that the railroad tie retaining wall needs to go. Too nice a hidey hole for things-that-I'd-rather-weren't-there.