Sugar water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sfisher, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much sugar should you add to a quart of water, for day olds?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are they shipped? I would be stingy on that and withdraw it after a day or two or they'll have very runny poop. I'd put no more than a Tablespoon or two in a quart of water myself. If they aren't shipped, they don't need it. Actually, I dont even do it for shipped chicks unless they seem very stressed.
     
  3. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be shipped chicks, they will arive on feb 14th.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, then if you feel they need it, you could put that amt I mentioned in the water and if they're perky after 24 hours, give them fresh water without the sugar in it. Nice Valentines' Day Gift!
     
  5. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know if I need it or not. I just read some threads, that say it gets them of to a good start.
     
  6. Jay Bee

    Jay Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    Sfisher Hi: I use honey, 1 tablespoon to a qt. of water for 2 days. Fresh each day. This has worked well for me. Good luck, JB
     

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