Sugar water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazyhen, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen alot of you post about giving sugar water to new born chicks. How much sugar to a qt of water please? It is getting close to time for mine from Ideal to come. I want to know. Is it better to give pedialyte or the sugar water? jean
     
  2. JCfans

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    We put in 3 tablespoons of sugar to each quart of water for the first 2 or 3 day. I don't know about the pedialyte. I would just stick with the sugar water.
     
  3. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exatly what i do...3T per quart for the first 2 days...and dip their beaks when you first get them, etc...
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks JCFans and TheNew MrsEvans,
    That will help a lot. Do you boil it like a syrup or just mix it? Thanks again Jean
     
  5. JCfans

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    We boil it in the microwave to dissolve the sugar in the water then cool it down to room temperature.
     
  6. dakotasnake

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    i used 2 t of sugar and 1 t of gator aid for electolites for the 1st 3 days per qt of water, it really got them going.
     

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