Electrolights

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vtara16, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend of mine told me to use electrolights to help make a "pecked" hens feathers grow back fast before winter. I went to the local agway and asked them about electrolights and they looked at me light I had 5 heads. [​IMG]

    Can anyone give me some advice. Where do I buy electrolights? Thank you so much.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I got mine at my Farm supply store. It says Vitamins and Electrolytes on the bottle. It's a powder that you mix with water.
     
  3. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine a TSC. Comes in a 3 pack for about 2-3 dollars. They look like yeast packs you get in the grocery store. Mix with water.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Electrolytes are just sugar and salts. They really serve no nutritional value except to a bird that is not eating and is drinking poorly. I think what you are probably looking for is a product called Poultry Drench/NutriDrench, which is a vitamin supplement. It can be found at your local agricultural store. Increased dietary protein is also very helpful during molt in aiding rapid feather regrowth- BOSS, scrambled eggs, bits of lean meat and yogurt in limited quantities are good sources of protein.

    Good luck.
     

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