Sugar water?

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7 Years
Apr 10, 2012
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?

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wow, I've never heard so... now I'm waiting for answers too
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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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...
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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