Electrolytes in water.

Teresa D

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I've been giving electrolytes from day 2 and they are 5 weeks old. Is it okay to continue giving electrolytes for life or how many months do you usually stop giving?
 

chickenlittle21

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You can give them electrolytes as long as you want but I would make sure the electrolytes that your using don't have artificial flavors or dyes. They don't need electrolytes anymore, though. I recommend putting apple cider vinegar in your chickens water instead.
 

Teresa D

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You can give them electrolytes as long as you want but I would make sure the electrolytes that your using don't have artificial flavors or dyes. They don't need electrolytes anymore, though. I recommend putting apple cider vinegar in your chickens water instead.
I actually have been doing that from day 2 also.
 

rosemarythyme

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Electrolytes really aren't meant for long term use. They usually have a lot of sodium.

Use them to help chickens deal with stress (like shipping) or dehydration (hot days).
 

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