Pedialite for Cornish X Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mtnhomechick, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    As some of you may know I received 25 baby cornish x rocks today.

    As you also may know we put down little Scarlet today also.

    I have some pedialite leftover and was wondering if I should maybe give it to the chicks?

    Thanks
     

  2. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Songster

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    who is scarlet?
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    She was the injured RIR pullet I was trying to heal. I wrote about her and posted pics in a prior post.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    mtnhomechick, it's a real good idea for chickens to have an electrolyte solution in their water with the horrible heat we're having. I add an electrolyte solution (comes in powder form) designed especially for poultry every time I change their water. I got it at the co-op. If you've been advised how to dilute the pedialyte to the correct proportions for chickens, then I'd say go ahead and use it. I've seen a definite difference in how well my chicks are tolerating the heat since I started using it. Here's what mine has in it, in case you want to compare it to pedialyte:
    PER POUND:
    Sodium 4.0%
    Potassium 42.5%
    Magnesium 0.05%
    Stabilized ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 20,000 mg.
    The bag I got is intended for commercial houses and treats something like 264 gallons, so I only use a teaspoon per 2 gallons of water.
     
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    They just came today so their about 3 days old. I don't know how much to put in the gallon waterer I have.

    Right now they are under the light like sun worshippers but I just though perhaps the added electrolytes might be helpful. Wonder if it could actually harm them though.....since I don't have the " recipe".
     

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