Sugar water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AMA Chick, May 21, 2012.

  1. AMA Chick

    AMA Chick Chirping

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    Ok, I've read that many people put sugar in the water for new chicks. How much sugar for a quart of water should I use, and how long should I use it?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  2. Candyman

    Candyman Chirping

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    wow, I've never heard so... now I'm waiting for answers too [​IMG]
     
  3. Aschenfire

    Aschenfire Songster

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    Personally I'd not add sugar to their water. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind it is, but plain clean water seems a lot healthier than adding sugar or anything else.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  4. AMA Chick

    AMA Chick Chirping

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    I think the reasoning was to give them a little boost to get over those first rough days, but not sure what I should do...
     
  5. glenann

    glenann In the Brooder

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    Some hatcheries recommend sugar water for the first 2 days after receiving shipped chicks as an energy booster. McMurray recommends 3 tablespoons of table sugar to 1 quart of water.
     
  6. AMA Chick

    AMA Chick Chirping

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    Thanks! I'll do that and see how it goes;)
     

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