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instead of expensive supplements/addatives

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by swiftfoot, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i decided to reserch on chick supplements or addatives to help them grow strong and healthy well i found out most of all they need elecrolytes to boost immunity and help them grow strong well heres what i found gatorade is cheap and a solute i decided to test it on day old chicks and i didnt loose a single one they now are very beautiful
    so instead of suger get a can of gatorade powder to mix in their water
    i also found they prefer the orange flavor and color
    post up if you guys try this
     
  2. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ratio of powder to water did you use?
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sugar water should only be used to give weak chicks or chickens a quick boost. when used with young chicks the sugar water is the main cause behind pasty butt. Sugar water should not routinely given.
     
  4. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used the gallon waterer so i had to out about 4tablespoons
    but its not sugar water mix it a little light and it helps them very well
     
  5. Jolly_Rancher

    Jolly_Rancher Out Of The Brooder

    I have been wondering, instaead of something like gatoraide with all the coloring and additives, why not just go to the baby department and get the plain non-flavored pedialyte, that is what we had always kept on hand for the rescue dogs and cats that were dealing with boughts of diarrea mainly from change, not illness. Gave them that little boost.
    Why wouldn't it help the chicks?
     
  6. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not just use QuikChick SINCE THAT IS WHAT IT IS MADE FOR????
     
  7. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were just brainstorming ron just brainstorming
    plus we have to order that stuff around here
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *maybe if we all called gatorade theyd put out an uncolored version, but lemon probly closest. [​IMG]
     
  9. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol we should try that whats the worst that could happen
     
  10. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *They'd probly send you a couple coupons if nothing else. . . But, I complained to Taco Bell once about a flimsy encherito container & they immediately started using two & quickly modified the box-- so who knows, eh? [​IMG]
     

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