Chick water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheBigWRanch, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I add, if anything, to my chicks water? I have avia charge 2000, but some sites say not to add anything to the water, and others say to do it. So I'm confused, what do you guys do?
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I've read that for the first two or three days you need to add 3 tblsp of table sugar for each quart of lukewarm water. Then plain water after that.
     
  3. Marc33

    Marc33 Out Of The Brooder

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    The table sugar is a good idea to help them out with an energy boost. The vits and electrolytes will always be good for them. We use it for the first 8 weeks for the girls and until processing for the meat birds.
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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