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Sugar water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by toyzbox, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much sugar do you put in the water for them? I've searched but can't find it...[​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Why are you giving them sugar water?

    Healthy chicks don't need it. Fresh clean water is all they need along with chick crumbles.

    Sugar water is a laxative effect in most cases and then you have to deal with pasty butt that can cause them to die.
     
  3. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, I could have asked the question a bit clearer....sorry. I have some chicks that should be delivered today. I was told to give them water with some sugar in it to help them at first. Is that right???
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they have arrived within the normal 2 day time frame they should be in good shape. I would give them a quart of water mixed with 1tbsp raw apple cider vinegar for a boost instead of the sugar water.

    Sugar water is used when they are lethargic and stressed. In general new chicks don't need it.

    If they are chirping and peeping and active they don't need the sugar.
     
  5. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much MissPrissy, I would have totally got that wrong.
    This is day 2 so I'm guessing they will be fine.
    Thanks again [​IMG]
     
  6. acerxz

    acerxz New Egg

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    Quote:hi ! ! i just want to ask wants with the 1tbsp raw apple cider vinegar for new arrived chicks? ? ?


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  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Raw, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar is a probiotic. It promotes good bacteria and helps get rid of bad bacteria. Take a tbsp daily for yourself. Good stuff. Same as yogurt, kefir and other fermented foods.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, that's all I do. No sugar water.
     
  9. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens really shouldn't have sugar, just like most other animals.
     
  10. toyzbox

    toyzbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is weird. I can't tell you how many times I've read to do that. I guess, looking back it was only if they were really lethargic and stressed like MISS PRISSY was saying
     

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