How long should chicks receive electrolytes in their drinking water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenchick29, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. chickenchick29

    chickenchick29 New Egg

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    My chicks are only a few days old but I was wondering how long I am supposed to put the electrolytes in their water? How long does it keep? I made a gallon of it and refresh their water feeder daily. Is this ok?
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Normally I have at least 15 chicks in the brooder so I do three days as there are three pack to each set ....... But also I do Probiotic at the same time and day one I add save-a-chick that I always have before each hatch ..........
     
  3. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    The electrolytes are mainly just a supplement you definitely need to give them regular water too. If you decide that the electrolytes everyday is the best way to go then you only need to give them it for the fist week.
     
  4. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks get the electrolyte/vitamin water for the first week and then I switch to plain water.
     
  5. FluffyPuff

    FluffyPuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I did to :)
     
  6. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too, just the first week as long as everyone is healthy and active.
     
  7. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    With chicks and adults I provide vitamins, minerals, and probiotics 2-3 days a week.
     
  8. chickenchick29

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    Thank you!
     

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