can chickens drink gatorade?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Telamon, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    i've been hearing people talking about giving their chickens gatorade... is it true? does it give them some energy?
     
  2. chickenrookie16

    chickenrookie16 Out Of The Brooder

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    some people told me to use gatorade too...
    they just said it makes them eat more but idk.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yes..i think they can have it. Its good for them in this hot weather.
     
  4. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    Quote:oh, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Instead of Gatorade I keep this on hand ~

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    It is made for farm animals including poultry. It comes as a powder you mix with water and is much cheaper than Gatorade. One 8 ounce package ($3.99) makes 110 gallons!

    Duravet Vitamins & Electrolytes

    I usually give it to my day old chicks too ~ to give them an extra boost at the beginning.
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Quote:That would probably be a better choice as I don't think it contains sugar....which may cause runny poo.....but I don't think a little bit of gatorade at times should cause a problem. I have given 1/2 strength gatorade to somewhat dehydrated dogs for a day and even though they drank quite a bit (and are large breeds which could have been an environmental disaster if they get the runs [​IMG] ) they did fine with it......
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I actually use pedialyte.. not gatorade.
     
  8. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also use Pedialyte (unflavored) in a pinch if I happen to run out of the Duravet Vitamins & Electrolytes.
     
  9. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
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    I was told to give my chickens a little bit of Gatorade when they were attacked by a dog. It helps them when they are shocked because it has electrolytes in it.

    So yes, they can drink Gatorade
     
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  10. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep gatorade or electrolytes both work. I just thought that I would point out that something with sugar (gatorade or sugar water) goes into effect much faster that electrolytes so in case of emergency it is good that the bird get both if at all possible.
     
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