Flavored electrolytes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TimBaumann, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a injured button quail chick and bought some electrolytes! I just found out that the electrolyte powder is raspberry flavor! Will this harm the chick or can I just give it anyway! The packet says 5.48 gram for 200ml and this is for humans so should I do half of that or even less since the quail chick is soooooo TINY??
     
  2. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Does it have Iron in it?
     
  4. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I quote from the pack: "Each sachet contains:"
    Sodium chloride
    Sodium bicarbonate
    Potassium chloride
    Dextrose monohydrate
    Additives
    so no iron! And how much do you think I should give? I read that normal chicken chicks need about half the amount humans need diluted in water so a tiny button chick probably only needs 1/4 of the human amount! It's doing pretty well so far, peeping, jumping around and sleeping a lot so only a very small amount of electrolytes should probably be enough to give it a tiny boost!
     
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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would try asking in the quail section. They might be more sensitive then chickens when it comes to vitamins.
     
  6. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I do that! I'll send a pm to the quail lady! She seems to know a lot about this stuff!
    Thanks for helping I really appreciate it!
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's no problem at all. I hope you can find the information you're looking for!
     

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