Anyone know how much electrolyte to give?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mama2B&D&...Chickens, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought the 8oz powder for poultry but its like 1/2 that to every 55 gallons and we only have a 2 gallon waterer...was just curious if anyone could help out! My math is HORRID [​IMG]
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use a pinch like I was putting a pinch of seasoning in a sauce.
     
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/4 teaspoon per Qt
     
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  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I use 1 tsp per gallon.
     
  5. fwschrom

    fwschrom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use 1/2-3/4 tsp per gallon. I don't use it every refill of the water jug either, about one in three. I am not a big fan of using it when its really hot and the water is warm. Think warm stale gatoraid, thats why I use less it doesn't funk up as fast. Right now my brooder chics are going through a gallon of water about every three days, I change it every other whether it needs it or not. Mix up a full strength batch and let it sit for two days, then smell it. Then tell me you would want to drink it.
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Most are 1 teaspoon per gallon. If you have a weak/sick bird that needs more you can go to 2, but for chicks and or just a boost it is 1 t per G.

    Matt
     

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