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Nutridrench questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicklady21, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. chicklady21

    chicklady21 Just Hatched

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    My 6 babies arrived today after a 4 day journey. They looked sick when they arrived, so I gave each one a tiny drop of nutridrench on the side of their beak. They're doing fine now, but 2 look slightly weaker than the others. I don't think it's anything to be concerned about. So, the question is can I put some nutridrench in their water or will that discourage them from drinking or over dose them?
     
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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, you can put it in their water. Mix it to the consistency of very weak tea. You can also give them sugar in their water, or electrolytes. I would supply the sugar or lytes in a separate waterer. Here's a recipe for home made lytes.

    1tbs organic cane sugar
    1/8 tsp sea salt
    1/8 tsp baking soda
    stir into 8 oz of filtered water

    I have used this recipe. The unsw. Koolaid is NOT the nutrasweet kind. It's the old fashioned kind that you have to add sugar to.
    Homemade Pedialyte Recipe #2
    1. 4 cups water.
    2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
    3. 3 tablespoons sugar or honey (remember that babies can't have honey until they're at least 1 year old)
    4. 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    5. optional: 1/2 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid.
     
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  4. lazy gardener

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    dbl post.
     
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  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Just a little addition to Lazy gardeners excellent post.
    use 1/2 teaspoon poultry nutri-drench to one quart water . it will look like very weak tea. feed the Drench water to them for the first 10 to 14 days to get them off to a strong start. Don't add anything else to the water.
    if you have a needy chick, you can give them another drop every 8 to 10 hours until they're perky.
    have a good day.
    Best,
    Karen
     
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