What Additives Do You Add to Chicks' Water?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by montanaquail, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. montanaquail

    montanaquail Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2014
    Alright, so my first hatch goes into lockdown in a few hours, and I went to the local supply store to pick up some brooder supplies. I was planning on adding apple cider vinegar and maybe a bit of sugar to their water once they hatch, but when I was in the store they had the Save-A-Chick Electrolytes and Probiotics. They were super cheap, so I grabbed both just because.

    My question to you folks: What water additives do you add to maximize the success rate with your new quail chicks? Apple cider vinegar, sugar, other forms of electrolytes, poly vi sol, save a chick...etc, etc.

    Thanks in advance for your responses!
  2. Randy17

    Randy17 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2007
    Oil City, Pa
    I have only hatched quail 1 time from some eggs a freind gave me and out of 10 eggs 7 hatched and are doing very well. I did not add anything to the water I gave them. I have city water and have yet to have any problems with it. I hatch chickens a couple times a year and have had no problems with them either.

  3. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2012
    I can't think that sugar would do any good or use, or apple cider vinegar until about week 3 and then only a small bit to prevent coccidiosis. I don't add anything and they do great.

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