Grow-Gel

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by toyzbox, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should be getting my chicks today or Wend. [​IMG] I ordered some Grow-Gel with them. Dawn at Meyer told me how to use it but I'm wondering....if I have that, do I still need to give them sugar water when they get home??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe is they seem to be tried.. gro gel is very good for them after the long trip
     
  3. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I don't need to worry about the sugar water then? I was thinking the Grow-Gell would be enough.
     
  4. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea after they eat the grow gel. they should be alot better, if not then i would give them a little bit of sugar water
     
  5. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay baby chicks! [​IMG] grow-gel is supposed to be great for them- I got it for my chicks, but they weren't crazy about it... they barely ate any.
     
  6. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you mix it up and put it in a pan? That stuff looks kinda messy.[​IMG]
     
  7. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is messy, but if they eat it it's good for them. I've had mixed results with chicks though ducklings go for it like crazy.

    I use sugar water as well, bcause not all chicks will eat the gel. Just for the first day, then I switch to just electrolytes in the water unless someone isn't doing well.
     

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