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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.
in their water. thats how I would do it
Okay. What do I put in their water? I heard that Gatorade works but I'm not to sure.
I don't know about gatorade never had to give it but there is chicken electrolyte you could buy from the animal store but i'm sure someone here knows how to make a homemade one. .All i have ever given is the apple cider vinegar with mother which i heard also helps in absorption of minerals
I'm so sorry.
You could try using a quail waterer during the first couple days to prevent this, until they get steady legs.
There are special packs you can by at the store that you mix into their water or you can find a recipe to make it at home and make a batch (this also goes in the water). If a chick is reluctant to drink try gently dipping the tip of its bill into the water, or into a spoonful of the mix (a measuring spoon works well). You can also hold the chick and get a drip on your finger, then touch it to the chicks beak. This should cause an automatic swallowing response, which often gets them to start drinking on their own.
I hope this helps. : )
Count me in. My first hatch attempt
I am gonna be hatching coturnix quail, hopefully will get some silver ones this year Right now I am focusing on breeding my scarlet and wanna mix in some silver to get cream.
Welcome! So glad you could join us!
Keep us updated. I'd love to see pictures of those tiny little chicks when they hatch.
What breeds are you going to set?
if you were closer I have some hatching and have one pullet already. Sorry for your loss