electrolytes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandomama, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

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    I posted this on the feeding page too..

    I bought some electrolytes at the farm store. It said to mix 4 oz with 55 gallons.ahh..I'm getting 6 chicks. So I did the conversion, .07 oz, or 1.9 grams to a gallon, but my scale only did 5 grams. 1 tsp was 5 grams, so I estimated, just under 1/2 tsp per gallon would work.
    What do you guys think/
     
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
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    Quote:I think that with a decent chick starter, they don't need anything other than water [​IMG]
     
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    You wouldn't want electrolytes unless they are dehydrated. Just reg. vitamins. It's something about the electrolytes will do organ damage. I would tell you to contact dlhunicorn but, she has been deleted acording to another post. Try back tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  4. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

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    good thing I got this info before my chicks. I'll change out the water container. My gut was telling me something was wrong. Thanks!
     

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