Sugar water?


11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
mtns of ,NC.
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
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.
Thanks JCFans and TheNew MrsEvans,
That will help a lot. Do you boil it like a syrup or just mix it? Thanks again Jean
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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