Emergency hydration??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kimntep, May 26, 2012.

  1. kimntep

    kimntep Songster

    Dec 30, 2010
    Ocala, Florida
    Hubs was SO proud of himself when he told me day-before-yesterday that he cleaned and filled both water jugs..a 5 gallon in the big girls' yard and a 3 gal in the nursery. Went out an hour ago to feed, play, etc. to find that the dip$hit didn't take the cover off of the spout when he put the 3 gal back in, so I had 17 babies ranging from 12-16 wks of age with NO WATER at all! They seem ok, but is there anything I can do??? I don't have any electrolytes handy, but I was thinking fruit?? What kind?? Help!
  2. How long were they without water? I had a couple about that age that went a few hours without water and were just fine after eating a few grapefruit rinds.

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