How Long Should I Give Them Sugar Water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alyssa558, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. alyssa558

    alyssa558 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 12 lovely baby chicks from Ideal and I am giving them the recommended sugar water (.25 c to 8c water). How long until I can give them normal water? And when can I start giving them treats, like blueberries? I am, obviously, a brand-new chicken mom! Any chick advice will be very much appreciated.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can stop after the first day. Actually, I've never given mine sugar water, but if you do it too long, they'll have very runny poop.
     
  3. alyssa558

    alyssa558 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will start giving them regular water this evening.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    48 hours should be good.
     

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