Electrolyte in chick water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Roy Rooster, May 6, 2011.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All, [​IMG]

    I am brooding my first batch of chicks. They are all BO.

    I was wondering do I need to put anything in their water?
    I have some Vi-Tal (water vitamin, electrolyte mineral supplement)
    and some Sulmet that the feed store sold me. When do I put that in the
    water? I have a 1 Qt waterer so if anyone has proper measurements that would
    be helpful.

    I lost one chick yesterday, it was smaller then the rest so I do not think that illness
    was the cause. All the chicks are doing well today.

    Thanks fellow BYC keepers.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wouldn't use the Sulmet at all, unless you are sure you have a problem with coccidiosis. Are you feeding medicated feed?

    I add nothing to the water for strong, healthy chicks. Fresh clean water is all they need, IMHO.
     
  3. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I am not using a medicated feed. It is Pride and Pleasure Chick starter grower. I was told there are no
    medications or chemicals in it. It is pellet feed I think. The chicks seem to like it so they are eating it well.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would give them their food and fresh water; no additives in the water. I'm not sure on the use of sulmet when using unmedicated feed, sorry.

    You might try doing a search here on BYC, using the keyword "sulmet"
     
  5. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for the advice.

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