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CORRECTION: ELECTROLYTE FORMULA

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lazy gardener, May 31, 2016.

  1. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I posted several days ago regarding my 6 week old chicks. The temp got up to 89*, and they were stumbling and weak. I mixed up some electroylyte solution. Within 1/2 hour, they were noticeably better. I posted the recipe, but left out one important ingredient. So: here's a correction:

    1/2 C hot H2O
    2 1/2 Tbsp sugar
    1/2 tsp (scant) salt
    1/2 tsp (scant) baking soda
    1 tsp flavored Jello Mix all ingredients well. Then add:

    3 1/2 C cold H2O

    I posted correction on the thread, but... just in case someone reads my original post, and misses the correction, I'm hoping this will prevent any mistakes!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks for the updated recipe, it's something everyone should write down in case they ever need it.
     
  3. Couchmo

    Couchmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recipe saved & copied!

    Will be posting it in the feed room. THANKS!!!
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Electrolytes. If I offer an electrolyte mix, I always offer it IN ADDITION to plain water.
     

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