Sugar Water for Mail Order Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CK Chickadilly, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I have an order from Ideal coming in on Wednesday & the video I watched suggested that for mail order chicks, sugar water was a good idea. I have another order coming in on Friday too! With duckies!

    What is the sugar water ratio? I have one of the plastic waterers that has the red base. How much sugar should I put in. [​IMG]

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 6, 2009
    Houston, TX
    I don't know if you care but I heard that it's better to use molasses because it's more natural, so I only know that ratio. It's 1 Tablespoon molasses for a gallon waterer.
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Doesn't the molasses tend to flush them out? What about Karo syrup?
     

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