Pedialyte

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 6chick*start, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100 degrees this week.
    Can I give plain Pedialyte to my healthy 10 week olds?
    If so, straight or diluted?
    Thanks
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I'm afraid I don't know for certain, but here's a bump so someone who does know can answer! [​IMG]
     
  3. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still no answer? I was wondering this also. Temps & humidity going back up here also. [​IMG]
     
  4. cochicks

    cochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It never gets that hot here, but on the warmer days, I give them chilled watermelon.
     
  5. stargazer2014

    stargazer2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't seen an answer, but here's what I plan to do. It's 98 here in Indiana, with a heat index of 109 at the moment. I have pedialyte popsicles that I'm going to unwrap and see if they will peck at them a bit. They all hunker down in front of the fan, but I know they need something because of the heat.

    Anyone else have any ideas? Mine are 10 weeks as well, and just look miserable.
     
  6. Nimby Chickens

    Nimby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see no problem with giving the chickens pedialyte, I do it all the time.

    You can easily make your own, as pedialyte is really just water, salt, and sugar. Sometimes they add flavor and food coloring but that is not necessary.

    Recipe!

    Ingredients:

    1 quart of water
    2-4 teaspoons of sugar (or 1-2 teaspoons of fructose)
    1 teaspoon of salt


    Directions:

    Boil water, add sugar (or fructose) and salt, then stir. Let it cool down.

    Don't give it for more than 24 hours though, because the salt causes diarrhea. I usually wait a few days in between pedialyte treatments. [​IMG]

    Hope I helped!
     

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