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What is the best electrolyte replacement For Chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by -Mr.HenryRooster, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. -Mr.HenryRooster

    -Mr.HenryRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the best electrolyte replacement For Chickens? [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Probably Vitamins & Electrolyes from the feedstore, added to their water. Others have recommended Gatorade or pedialyte w/o iron.

    Do you suspect you have an issue?

    Imp
     
  3. chickenhealth

    chickenhealth Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree that you can add some sort of vitamin/minerals to water/food. Gatorade and pedialyte can work but can be an expensive way to add electrolytes. A more affordable way may be to supply your chicken with electrolytes from opening up electrolyte replacement capsules and mixing it with the water. Have anyone tried this before?
     
  4. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the pack from the feedstore that says High Performance Poultry Pak made by Durvet seems to be pretty good for my chickens. I also like Save-a-chick.
     
  5. rirbrahma

    rirbrahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use vita-pack from dels. I've used pedialyte for sick hens before. [​IMG]
     

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