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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by yellowchickensmomma, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    When its hot outside can chickens drink gatorade?
  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    actually I wonder about this.. not for hot weather, but for sick chickens, cause we have fancy gatorade powder to mix up your own that says its full of electrolytes.. electrolytes are good for sick birds right??
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    I would like to know too.
  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2009
    Temperance, MI
    I think in a emergency that would be ok but gatorade has a lot of sugar. I would opt for pedilite over it
  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i'm so sorry, but, what's gatorade?

    as i'm in here, in here, gatorade is a brand of isotonic drink made by (if i'm not wrong) a famous cola company (sorry can't tell the name, that's promotion).
  6. RedStarDaddy

    RedStarDaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    It's the same here, Mulia.

  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    No. Gatorade is not that good for you or chickens. It is more sugar than anything. I occasionally have problems with electrolyte imbalances in summer and gatorade makes me so sick. A proper electrolyte mix would be better. I get apple flavored electrolyte powder for the horses when competing in the summer. You just mix so many scoops into so many gallons of water. No sugar, no extra junk, and proper useful electrolyte. Unlike gatorade.... Even plain lemonade can be more helpful in the heat. The citric acid helps balance things out. Crystal light is also a better choice than gatorade and has an electrolyte formula. I'm not sure what the fake crystal light sugar does to a chicken though. I know some humans can't tolerate it and some of the fake sweeteners are actually toxic to dogs.
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    You can get a package of poultry electrolytes pretty cheap. I use it during the hottest part of summer.
  9. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Doesnt gatorade have to much salt in it?
  10. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    I was just wondering since athletes use it to give them electrolytes could a chicken use it. Now that I look at the label the sugar is 14g and the sodium is 100mg. I will be going to the feed store this weekend. Thanks for all your help.

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