Sugar water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickiebabyfluff, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    How much sugar do you put into a quart jar for the chickie babies and how long do you keep them on the sugar water mix?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Why are you wanting to do this...is something wrong that we can help you out on further or are you doing it just because?
     
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I don't use sugar water unless I have a problem chick. Healthy chicks do not need sugar water.


    I just hatched a chicky with the umbilical stub not healed. She bleed out a lot and was very weak. I fed her sugar water (about 1tsp per litre) and she perked up nicely. A week later it is very hard to tell which chick I found in a pool of her own blood. She is right as rain nwo!
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    Quote:Yup and still then I use vitamin or electrolyte water...that is why i was asking why she was wanting to use sugar [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    someone told me to put sugar in their water if they have pasty butts
     
  6. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    I have never done that....all sugar water is going to do is give them a sugar rush (like it would a child).
    Pasty bottom is to be cleaned off ASAP....if it does not come of easy, then take a warm wash rage and hold it on the chicks bottom until it becomes loose and then pull off the poop. Sometimes the down will have to be trimmed around the Vent area (if you do so be VERY careful not to cut them ).

    If the chick acts sleep or weak, then give them save-a-chick or use vitamin or electrolytes in their water.....
    Also feel tier bottom to make sure they are not Impacted with poop.....feel for a hard knot in the bottom vent area...if impacted...soak their belly and vent area in a warm bath (then make sure to blow dry them on low setting until dry. a small amount of oil can me put on a q-tip then applied to outside and slightly inside the vent area.
     
  7. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    ah ok ty ty for the info
     
  8. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and for those who don't have save-a-chick or electrolytes, sugar is a last alternative...
     

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