Just to be clear...sugar water vs. gro-gel

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gritsar, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I ordered gro-gel with my chick order. Do I still need to put sugar in their water or just offer them a side dish of gro-gel for the first few days. Doesn't the gro-gel basically do the same thing as the sugar water?
     
  2. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be safe and do both! Can't hurt.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    One or the other. Really it's just to give them a boost for the first day. Both probably wouldn't be a problem. I don't do either, not even for my recent shipped batch.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you give them sugar water stop after the first day. It can cause pasty butt.

    Gro-gel used to be just a green food dye but now they are adding vitamins to it.

    The chicks would be better served if you got a package of the quik chik drink powder which is high in vitamins and minerals. Think of it like a gatorade for chicks. After a day or two using it you can put the pouch away and have it on hand if you ever needed a quick vit boost for your chicks/chickens.
     

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