Water mixtures

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jolly wattles, May 27, 2017.

  1. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone mix acv, electrolytes and vitamins in the water feeders at once? Is it OK to mix the 3 together?
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    I do not and would not mix ACV in with the other two.
     
  3. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I figured. Thanks!
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    The reason people use ave is for the vitamins and minerals it provide...it's probably best if you don't double does them per se.
     
  5. Blooie

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    I don't use anything but good old fresh, plain water. Just me, I guess. The exception would be for newly shipped chicks or adult birds that have been hurt, sick or stressed - then I just use a little Poultry Nutri-drench to give them a needed boost. But for no more than one day in the chicks' water. Strong chicks don't need it and it can cause diarrhea if they get way too much.
     
  6. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its already in the 90s here in the south so I was gonna give them some electrolytes once a week for hydration.
     
  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    You do whatever you think is best for your flock.....you're there, and I'm not. ;) If there was only one "right" way to do things, this entire website would be a page long and take half an hour to read!! :lau
     
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  8. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ain't that the truth!
     
  9. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I add nothing to water. I use a fresh feed with prebiotics and probiotics, and toss scratch grains on the ground twice a day, what they can consume in 10 to 15 minutes. I also recently started to let them out to free range two hours before sunset in good weather. GC
     
  10. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do that as well.
     

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