AMA Chick

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 10, 2012
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Glasgow KY
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!
 
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Aschenfire

Songster
7 Years
Feb 8, 2012
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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.
 
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AMA Chick

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 10, 2012
115
1
81
Glasgow KY
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...
 

glenann

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 25, 2012
58
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Ohio
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.
 

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