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Gatorade?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fleenorfarmmom, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. fleenorfarmmom

    fleenorfarmmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to ask so many questions but I as still trying to help out my sick chicks. I am hoping Gatorade would be ok for them. I have 5 that I am treating and all the electrolyte mixes I can find are for LARGE (55 gal ) amounts. Gatorade is easy and fun flavors, if it is ok.
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *we were just talking about that on another thread. . .One member uses gatorade POWDER, the unsweetened variety-- also said they tested the flavors & the chicks prefered orange. . . .ps: Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. UnttouchableRose

    UnttouchableRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! All the stuff we are trying is experimental for the sick ones. We just want to help out the little girls. Mom(fleenorfarmmom) is having a time with them.
     
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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Gatoraide has a high sodium content which is not good for chickens at all. Using products not intended for chickens might exacerbate the problems being exhibited.
     
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe you could water it down
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *I'm glad you said that, Bawk, Miss Prissy scares me!!! I used to get my hand smacked with a ruler by my 3rd grade teacher cuz I'm a lefty and my paper was messy and on my desk 'wrong' . . . . SAME KINDA FEELING!!! ~:eek:[​IMG][​IMG]:smack:eek:ww!!
     
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  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My goodness why would you be scared of me?
     
  8. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Prissy, you don't scare me. IMHO you are just looking out for all of our chickies.
     
  10. GreggsEggs

    GreggsEggs Cooped Up

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    I went to my local feed mill and picked up some vitamin and electrolyte powder mix. It was a 4oz package that made 110 gallons of drinking water for poultry.

    I sat down and did the math with the help of a few people in the chat room and came up with the right amount per gallon.

    I/ we came up with 1/8 teaspoon per gallon of water.

    Now if the the 55 gallon mix Fleenorfarmmom is talking about is a yellow pack I got. And it says 2 oz per 55 gallons.

    1/8 teaspoon per gallon sure work and be better than gatorade of the chicks like Missprissy said!
     

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