Stupid water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Saltiena, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Saltiena

    Saltiena Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Peach Bottom
    This is probaly REALLY stupid because i know alot about chickens, but for day old chicks (and up) do i have to put anything in the water, echinachia or sugar or SOMTHING ELSE. i know its still 42 days 'till i get my babys but what do i put in it, and how much? [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I didnt put anything in the water for my babies. Just good clean water!! They are all very healthy and happy, at 5 wks now.
  3. Ricky

    Ricky Hatching

    Apr 16, 2007
    Yeah I bought a medium size reptile tank,a heat lamp,a thermometer on 98.7 F to 101.0 F and a hydrometer that is on 60 with a bowl of water and 5 muscovy duck eggs.A brown shirt under the eggs,.turn the eggs every 3 hours but at night I turn them at 11:00 PM and then I turn them at 6:30 AM and at 7:10 then I go to school turn themat 3:00 PM and so forth every 2 hours until 11:00 again.I have a thin black shirt over the top to keep in humidity.I havent seen any progress and its been 2 days.Should I be worried?
  4. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    It is recommended to put poultry vitamins & electrolytes in the water for the first week. It helps the chicks with shipping stress as well as giving them a general boost in vitamins.

    You can get a 4 oz bag of V&E at the feed store or Tractor Supply. Use 1/2 tsp per gallon of water.

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