Electrolytes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sarah96ag, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Sarah96ag

    Sarah96ag New Egg

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    How long to I give my new chicks electrolytes in their water?


    Sarah
    3 buff orplingtons
    3 black austrolorps
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Maybe one day, in small quantities, if they were shipped, but it's not necessary. They don't need anthing but food and water, warmth, and p[lenmty of space so they can refulate their own temperture.
     
  3. Sarah96ag

    Sarah96ag New Egg

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    Yikes! I've been giving it to them for a week! Did I do any harm?
     
  4. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No you didnt do any harm. Its just people have different management styles me I give it to my chicks every day the 6 weeks I have them and theres no harm done
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    No that is fine.

    I never give vits and electrolytes but others on BYC do. I agree with jk47 - everyone manages their flock differently.
     
  6. SJchickens

    SJchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been giving it to my chicks as they settle into their new home. It doesn't hurt them. Keep some around. When my chick was feeling sick, giving her electrolytes helped her improve.
     

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