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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pilot2012, Mar 23, 2018.
how long do you continue to add electrolytes to water with new chicks?
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I would say just a couple of days. It's not meant to use for long term.
3 would be the cut off for me.
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So I read in a thread that a hard boiled egg may help the diet regarding pasty butt control. Can 5day old chicks eat this if crumpled up good?
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Hello and welcome to BYC. It can, but feeding chick feed and providing water is all that they need.
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I'd say yes, it should be fine, BUT know that if you feed anything to chicks you really should have grit offered on the side.
You may want to double check the exact temp in your brooder.
Having too hot of a brooder may be what is causing the pasty butt.
Using an infrared gun, chicks themselves measure around 85F but the bedding (pine savings) measure around 95F.
95 is too hot.
Raise your lamp or move it away more.
Get the temp down at least 5 degrees...maybe even 7 or 8.