Found some studies regarding the potential benefits(?) of carbonated water on overheated birds...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by QueenMisha, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    So recently I was trying to find some old studies I forgot to bookmark regarding high calcium fed to cockerels, but instead ran across the subject of carbonated water as it effects birds in hot climates. I thought I would share these with the group. Now mind I'm no scientist and I didn't even properly finish high school, but from what I can make out they seem to suggest that carbonated water could have beneficial effects on birds who are getting hit hard by hot weather.

    http://m.ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/64/7/1285.short

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2983296/?i=2&from=/2991877/related

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/8234140/
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Very interesting, QM - I'll be sure to have a read - thanks for sharing

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  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've only reviewed the first abstract. It makes sense to me that adding sodium bicarbonate -baking soda - to chickens' water would help combat heat stress - it acts as an alkalinizing agent (buffering acidity) as well as helping to replenish electrolytes. I have a recipe for a homemade electrolyte replacer for poultry that's basically water, salt, sugar, and baking soda. While I actually didn't need to administer it to the chickens this summer, I did have to administer it to myself.

    Thanks for the links!
     
  4. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. R.J.

    R.J. Just Hatched

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    So what happens if your putting ACV in your water and you add the baking soda?
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    You make a science fair volcano? :lau
     
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  7. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There might be some confusion about which link goes to which study. Hopefully, this will help. Here are the links with full citations from @QueenMisha who started this thread:

    Effect of Carbonated Water on Growth Performance of Cockerels Subjected to Constant and Cyclic Heat Stress Temperatures. W. G. Bottje, P. C. Harrison; Poult Sci (1985) 64(7):1285-1292. doi: 10.3382/ps.0641285

    The Effect of Tap Water, Carbonated Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, and Calcium Chloride on Blood Acid-Base Balance in Cockerels Subjected to Heat Stress. W. G. Bottje, P. C. Harrison; Poult Sci (1985) 64(1):107-113. doi: 10.3382/ps.0640107

    Research Note: Effect of Carbonated Drinking Water on Production Performance and Bone Characteristics of Laying Hens Exposed to High Environmental Temperatures. K. W. Koelkebeck, P. C. Harrison, T. Madindou. Poult Sci (1993) 72(9):1800-1803. doi: 10.3382/ps.0721800


    Here is the link with full citation from my post above:

    Effectiveness of Novel Methods to Reduce Heat Stress in Broilers: Chilled and Carbonated Drinking Water. P. O. Okelo, L. E. Carr, P. C. Harrison, L. W. Douglass, V. E. Byrd, C. W. Wabeck, P. D. Schreuders, F. W. Wheaton, N. G. Zimmermann. Transactions of the ASAE (2003) 46(2):453–460. doi: 10.13031/2013.12966
    (Full text available free here.)
     
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  8. NJ Mike

    NJ Mike Just Hatched

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    For someone who didn't complete high school you certainly read some detailed research. I would need the readers digest version of that one.
     
  9. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Had anyone here actually tried giving their hens carbonated water?
     
  10. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curious too.
     

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