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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Panhanle RIR, May 28, 2010.

  1. Panhanle RIR

    Panhanle RIR Songster

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    i was recently looking at a book and it encouraged the use of electrolite enfused liquids (gatorade)

    has anyone heard or does this
     

  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I give electrolytes but I would not use Gatorade it is way to high in sugar and salt. Just go out and get a good electrolyte mix that is designed with poultry in mind like;
    AgriLabs Poultry Vitamins, Electrolytes & Probiotics
    http://www.valleyvet.com//ct_detail.html?pgguid=30e078d3-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5

    Chris

    Is it really necessary or more for when they are sick or a very hot and humid day?

    No, its not necessary. A lot of people use in time of stress hot/ humid days, sick, showing, molting and breeding I hit my birds at least once a week but most of the time it is 5 times a week in the summer. I fell that i get a better hatch rate and heather chicks from my breeders when there on a Breeder Solution and a Vitamins/ Electrolytes mix.
    I my self like to use a Breeder Solution twice a week http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies....ain_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=597 and AgriLabs Poultry Vitamins, Electrolytes & Probiotics up to 5 days a week.
    http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies....ain_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=232

    Chris
     
  5. Aunt_Nancy

    Aunt_Nancy In the Brooder

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    Coconut water is an excellent, natural electrolite. But I'm thinking that might be expensive for chickens....
     

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