The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in their water. thats how I would do it
     
  2. deserteggs22

    deserteggs22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. What do I put in their water? I heard that Gatorade works but I'm not to sure.
     
  3. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Whoohoo!

    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. : )
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. Madonna m

    Madonna m Out Of The Brooder

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    Count me in. My first hatch attempt
     
  7. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    I am gonna be hatching coturnix quail, hopefully will get some silver ones this year [​IMG] Right now I am focusing on breeding my scarlet and wanna mix in some silver to get cream.
     
  8. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome! So glad you could join us! [​IMG]

    So cool!

    Keep us updated. I'd love to see pictures of those tiny little chicks when they hatch. [​IMG]
     
  9. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome! :frow
    What breeds are you going to set?
     
  10. lacymorgan

    lacymorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] if you were closer I have some hatching and have one pullet already. Sorry for your loss
     

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