electrolyte vitamin package

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KiotiCK25, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. KiotiCK25

    KiotiCK25 New Egg

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    yesterday I received 16 chicks from meyer hatchery and all are doing fine.

    I'm trying to figure out how much of the electolyte powder I'm supposed to mix with the 1 quart waterer?

    the package says mix entire contents 4oz with 128 gallons of water. Hmmm so how much do you mix with 1 quart? A pinch?


    Also it doesn't like they really like the GroGel stuff too much.


    thanks,

    sean
     
  2. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my package says 1/4 tsp for 1 quart water. But I don't know if different brands have different mixing rates?
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    That would be 0.1875 teaspoons per gallon. Mix up a gallon and then fill the quart container 4 times with it.
     
  4. Katelyn

    Katelyn Cooped Up

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    I had that same problem and used a pinch for a quart of it. Or until it turned light yellow (which takes while)
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:This is how I mix mine, too.

    What brand do you have?
     
  6. KiotiCK25

    KiotiCK25 New Egg

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    I found the little tag, it was an upside down sticker that said mix 1/4 teaspoon with 1 gallon of water.


    I'm good. I'll post a pic later today.

    thanks

    sean
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was just going to add that it should have been labeled 1/4 tsp per gallon. It is important not to overdo electrolytes. Excess salt intake can be deadly and is really only meant to be provided in cases of dehydration and overheating. Offer it for the first day or two, then provide fresh clean water. Also, mine came with a scoop, which gives the exact measurement with the package.

    Jody
     
  8. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
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    My package said 1/4 tsp. per gallon. If in doubt, it's better to do less than more.
    Good luck!
     

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