Anyone use electolytes on hot day?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by savingpurple, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. savingpurple

    savingpurple Songster

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    It is very HOT here, and when I am at work,a nd cannot give them ice water to help cool them, I have been giving them as cold of water as I can get before I leave mixed in a packet of electorlytes.

    Any adverse side effects to the eggs they lay? Does it really help or a waste of my time?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Shade and breeze are probably the most important things. A shallow pan of water they can stand in or walk through will help if they will go in it. It's easy to overdo electrolytes; be sure to follow package directions. I give mine a little, not every day, small quantity. Mine lay fewer eggs in the heat of summer.

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