It isn't ness. for the chicks, adding honey to water is done for shipped chicks to give them a little extra energy from the stress of being shipped and are usually a couple of days past hatch w/o food or water. Giving a "new born" a laxative even a weak one can have negative effects. Home hatched or broody hatched don't have the same stress and don't need the additives. If you feel you must add something add vitamins, that doesn't add any stress to the chicks.
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