Sugar water ?!

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  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the mixing instructions for sugar water for chicks?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sure everyone has there own ratio but here is one:

    Sucrose Solution
    10 ounces of granulated sugar per gallon of water
    This solution may be given as an energy treatment for weak chicks. Offer the solution as the only water source for the first 7-10 days. Clean the drinkers and replace with fresh solution at least once daily. The solution shown above contains eight percent sugar and approximately 2000 kilocalories per gallon.

    Reference: http://extension.msstate.edu/content/solutions-and-treatments
     
  3. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great thanks![​IMG]
     

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