giving gatorade to chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beginnerchick08, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. beginnerchick08

    beginnerchick08 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a couple of chicks not doing to good from the trip. is it ok to give them some deluted gatorade? i think im going to have to cull one but the other two i think will be ok i just have to give them something to give them more energy.
     
  2. beginnerchick08

    beginnerchick08 Out Of The Brooder

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    also if so how much and how often should i give it to them. i dont want to drown them.
     
  3. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instead of gatorade, give them Vitasol (sp) or some other electrolyte for livestock. That is much better than gatorade.
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Try Poutry Drench. Great product for stressed birds and for stress times of the year. TSC carries it. It can be use full strength or diluted.
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gatorade is too high in sugar and sodium for poultry. Mix milk, sugar, and electrolyes and give them that.
     

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