Greetings everyone. New here to BYC. I have seen several questions on using kefir water for your chicks and wondering how to go about it. This is what I do and am in hopes it will help others. Right after your chicks hatch put them in a brooder with 20 to 22% protein feed and tepid water (not ice cold) It is a shock to their little body to drink ice/cold water. After 24 hours mix 1 T Zoi greek yogurt (plain) with 1 T of finished water kefir ( when it has used most of the sugar and is just slightly sweet) Mix well and put in a clean plastic lid , When putting the yogurt/kefir mix in the brooder take your finger and peck at it like you are their mommy and show them what it is. It they will not peck at it just keep pecking and then reach up and put some (what is on your finger) on one of their beak. The other will want to know what it is that they have and will start pecking at it. This is to get their gut going in a proper way and get the ben-bacteria going to prevent loose stools. Peck at the yogurt several time the first day and you will notice they will take to it. Make sure you wash your hands before you do this. Being clean goes a long way. After 1 week of this you can start adding 2 T to each cup of water until they are out of the brooder. Hope this will help. You will notice that you chicks will not die and will be VERY healthy. It also helps them utilize their feed better.