Do I really need Grogel?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wings, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    I am going to be getting 6 chicks from my local feed store in the spring. The chicks will be from MMM, and they will be a few days old when I pick them up.

    My question is: Do I need to give the little peeps Grogel once I bring them home? (The feed store is only a five minute drive from my house.)
    If I need it, where can I get it? What are the chances that my feed store will have it?
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    No, you dont need it. If you want, just give them a small dose of vitamins in their water the first day. Really, all they need is fresh clean water, and food.

  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I don't use anything with mine. Clean water, food and heat. Goodluck!
  4. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Kohala, Hawaii
    Gro-gel is only meant to re-hydrate day old chicks after their two day ordeal in shipping. Think of it as Gatorade for baby chicks. After they are up and stable, there is no longer any use for it.

    PS: Donʻt forget to dip your chicks beaks into the waterer upon arrival. Otherwise, they donʻt make the mental connection very quickly and may dehydrate too.
  5. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2007
    I use powdered Gatorade (orange) mixed half the strength that you would for yourself and gave them that for 3 days after they arrived and they all did great and really seemed to miss the orange water after I quit using it. Three days may actually have been too much but I lessened the mix in the water each day I also added a squirtof Poly-Vi-Sol the first day I can't seem to find the vitamin/electrolyte mix near here without ordering it via mail.
  6. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    Quote:That sounds like a good idea. I'll try that.

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