starter water with sugar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RendonRoo, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Ideal suggest sugar water for the first 2 or 3 days. Reading advice i've seen here suggest the same. Question is.... Do you boil the water like you do for hummingbird feeders or just mix it up? I've not read anything like that here but i'm sure someone here knows. Thanks again
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
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    Ideal suggest sugar water for the first 2 or 3 days. Reading advice i've seen here suggest the same. Question is.... Do you boil the water like you do for hummingbird feeders or just mix it up? I've not read anything like that here but i'm sure someone here knows. Thanks again

    just dump the sugar in and mix it up. sometimes i use hot tap water to dissolve the sugar and then add cold to fill the container. works wonders.​
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    thank you miss-jayne. It's ppl like you that have been responsible for my addiction to this site. I've been reading everything i can for the last 2 wks. so i won't be asking stupid questions. lol Thanks again.
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
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    thank you miss-jayne. It's ppl like you that have been responsible for my addiction to this site. I've been reading everything i can for the last 2 wks. so i won't be asking stupid questions. lol Thanks again.

    there are no stupid questions. we learn as we go. no one is born knowing all there is to know about anything. sharing is the best thing about this site. so many helpful people.

    you are very welcome. hope your chickies are blessed with health and vigor. [​IMG]
     
  5. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    With new chicks, I always put a little sugar and GQF vitamins. [​IMG]
     
  6. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    yes. Ideal suggest 3 days sugar water then 3 days vit. and electrolytes. Already have that. thanks.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Healthy active chicks do not need sugar water. Plain clean water not too cold a bit on the warmish side will do them well. Water with a tbsp of ACV is better for them than sugar water.

    If you insist and give sugar water be on the watch for pasty butt. Sugar water is a laxative and draws water into the intestines. You'll have lots of poops and pasty butt after 2 - 3 days of sugar water.
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's true. It's only recomended for shipped in chicks that have been stress and wore down from the travle, it just gives the an energy booste, but is not required for chicks you yourself have hatched, or for otherwise healthy chicks. and always give warm water, clod or cool water will chill them and do a lot of damage can even kill them is it's too cold and adequate heat is not supplied to the brooder box.
    Aubrey
     
  9. oldchickenman

    oldchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we start ours on plain water and non medicated starter grower purina.
     
  10. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    thanks miss prissy, One thing i've learned on here is to listen to your advise. You seem to be greatly admired by all here. I always appreciate the imput i get from this site.
     

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