instead of expensive supplements/addatives

swiftfoot

Songster
12 Years
Dec 23, 2007
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Blountville , TN
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
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
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.
 

swiftfoot

Songster
12 Years
Dec 23, 2007
367
1
141
Blountville , TN
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
 

Jolly_Rancher

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 4, 2008
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Vermilion County, Illinois
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?
 

d.k

red-headed stepchild
11 Years
Feb 6, 2008
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*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?
 

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