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Homemade Grow Gel Recipe

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aukuma, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. aukuma

    aukuma Songster

    May 26, 2010
    W PA
    I have an idea for a homemade grow gel recipe. I'm here to get some more ideas and opinions.

    The idea I have is the following:

    1 tbsp sweet basil seeds
    1 1/4 cup warm water
    0.5 mL Poly Vi Sol WITHOUT IRON

    Soak the seeds in the water for about 5 min. Add the Poly Vi Sol and stir.

    I am sure there is more we could put in there. I was trying to think of things you could keep in your pantry or fridge.

    I would like to add probiotics to the recipe but couldn't really find information on how much or what substance to use.

    I thought maybe just add about 3 tbsp of medicated chick starter. I have a bag, but at the moment don't have time to run out and read what it contains.

    I read the following article on feeding basil seeds to chicks and thought this might work. http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/fin1665.pdf

    Please post any ideas or concerns you may have! I'd love to be able to come up with something collaboratively.
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake 10 Years

    I have been looking all over, because I need something to feed and water my chicks, for 6 hour travel time, without using water containers that will spill

    I am thinking that I will maybe take some chick feed, crush it up, mix it with some water and gelatin, and then use the resultant jello.

  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

    Nov 7, 2012
    Why not??? Sounds good to me. I think I've run across a recipe somewhere. Don't remember where, but your idea sounds good. Some folks put a piece of watermelon in the box, but, I like the home made gro-gel better... unless it melts!
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake 10 Years

    no way I could find watermelon at the store right now... not where I live.

    also, no risk of melting! [​IMG]

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