Anything I can do to give them a boost?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fancie, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2008
    Okay my chicks cam in yeaterday from ideal and they seemed to be fine, but today a few of them don't look so good. Is there anything I can do to get them up and going... sugar water.. anything. One has coloring I really like but I don't think he is doing very well.
  2. chasitypearl

    chasitypearl Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 4, 2009
    i have seen sugar water work wonders give it a try
  3. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cooked egg will give them a boost especially the yolk.

    I keep these two recipes on hand for such things also, these are Dlhunicorn's recipes...

    here is a recipe for a homemade Ringers solution from a rehabber (you do need salt substitute though):

    1 1/4 teasoon sodium chloride (NaCl, common salt)

    1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

    rounded 1/2 teaspoon potassium chloride (commonly called "Muriate of Potash" >>>Salt substitutes contain mostly potassium chloride)

    2 tablespoons glucose (a common source is corn syrup)

    add above to 1/2 gallon water

    If you do not have that then you can make your own emergency electrolyte solution:
    (emergency electrolyte solution WHO):
    1 cup of water
    2 tsp. sugar
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp baking soda
    (make fresh daily)

    I also have Avia Charge 2000 that I ordered from Murray McMurray (my feed store didn't carry it. It is a great multi-vitamin, it comes in a powder form & lasts me & my tiny flock.​
  4. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    I've been advised here that sugar water can cause pasty butt so be carefull. Not saying not to use it because i have one that is spradlelegged and not eating real well. She is on sugar water but i'm alternating her with plain water.
  5. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Keep them warm with fresh water and chick starter and they should do fine.
  6. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2009
    Blanchester OH
    You could add the vitamin / electrolyte powder to the water. You can buy it at any feedstore. I have used it before and have not had any negative issues.
  7. charlotteda

    charlotteda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Pickens SC
    There may be some reason this is an awful thing to do but I gave my weak ones water with just a bit of honey in it.

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