Got new Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rabbit FarmTN, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Rabbit FarmTN

    Rabbit FarmTN New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Feb 27, 2017
    I just got my Americaunas and Leghorn chicks this weekend! Has anyone heard of giving your new chicks sugar water other than chick electrolytes for the first few days? Thanks!
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,485
    603
    236
    Apr 25, 2015
    Middle of Nowhere
    I Know some people give sugar water instead of electrolytes. To my knowledge they both work, the electrolytes has more nutrients in my opinion.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    28,712
    14,901
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your new chicks. This is a recipe for making your own electrolytes, copy and pasted from BYC:

    Making electrolytes
    Electrolyte formula:7g sodium chloride (NaCl, common salt)5g sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)3g potassium chloride (commonly called "Muriate of Potash". Salt substitutes contain mostly potassium chloride)40g glucose (a common source is corn syrup)2 liters water.


    This link may be useful to you at the moment - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Rabbit FarmTN [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice and links, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Rabbit Farm, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! CTKen gave you some great advice! Best wishes to you and your flock! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,515
    10,278
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

    34,392
    10,484
    656
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,500
    1,323
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Please make yourself at home here and enjoy yourself! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by