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How much sugar in water for a boost?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erijn5, May 9, 2011.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I am wondering how much sugar per how much water do you put for a boost..My 3 chicks are very sluggish! I don't want to loose any...! They hatched Sat. and they have food and water already down. I know they should not be very hungry yet, but they are chirping like the are starving or something... Can someone please help


  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    A small amount, maybe a tablespoon in a quart, and not for more than a day or two. Be sure they are not too hot and have plenty of fresh air. Good luck.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've never added sugar to the water.....and I've hatched and raised a bunch of chicks. I agree, check to make sure they're not too hot. That can make them sluggish.
  4. erijn5

    erijn5 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Well I finally found a post on here earlier and the lady said 3TBS per 1 qt. Now I over dosed them. GREAT! [​IMG] These chicks are KILLING ME!! [​IMG] this yr. Never have I had this much trouble..i think I will hide until they are pullets.. [​IMG] Just kidding now I will go out and dump the water and redo... OH MY!

    Thanks for the info!! [​IMG]

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