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#71789 - 04/05/07 10:51 AM Sugar Water?
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Just received my chicks.

I've heard that you should offer them sugar water for the first few days. If so, what would be the ratio of sugar to water? confused

Thanks for your help! smile

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#71790 - 04/05/07 10:55 AM Re: Sugar Water?
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I use honey. One table spoon to a qt. of warm water. JB

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#71791 - 04/05/07 01:48 PM Re: Sugar Water?
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Unless they seem stressed, you don't need to put anything in their water. I'd think no more than a teaspoon to a quart waterer at most and then only the first couple of days. Too much can cause diarrhea. I never give mine anything unless they get pasty bums, then only organic apple cider vinegar, one tsp to a full quart waterer.

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#71792 - 04/05/07 04:46 PM Re: Sugar Water?
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speckledhen,

Hi,

None of them seem stressed, only tired from their ordeal. I'm betting tomorrow that they will be much better, after a good nights sleep. smile

I can't understand why the "powers-that-be" locked out our other chat...too long confused ?

How are those pretty blue chickies of yours doing?

Darned if it didn't get cold here overnight. Ice in the birdbath...yikes! eek

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#71793 - 04/05/07 06:00 PM Re: Sugar Water?
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#71794 - 04/05/07 06:32 PM Re: Sugar Water?
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I'm sorry, I didn't notice the lock out! Guess I've just been all over the place. They're doing great, Sioux. The Blue cockerel has been starting to practice what I'm sure he thinks is a crow all week long. Can you say "party horn"? Cold here, too. Going into the teens over Saturday night, I think. Brrr. Where is spring? Anyway, if the chicks seem too stressed, you can certainly put a little sugar in their water, but just limit it to a day or two or they may start to get very runny poop.

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#71795 - 04/06/07 04:19 AM Re: Sugar Water?
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moderator2 ,

Back on. smile

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#71796 - 04/06/07 05:09 AM Re: Sugar Water?
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speckledhen,

All the babies slept like logs last night & everyone seems o.k.

Think I'll hold off on the sugar water for now.

Thank you for your help. wink

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#71797 - 04/06/07 06:59 AM Re: Sugar Water?
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Registered: 10/24/06
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Loc: Georgia
No problem! Hope they all continue to do well.

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#71798 - 04/06/07 08:12 AM Re: Sugar Water?
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Loc: Montana
Sugar water may be okay(maybe, even "good") for stressed shipped chicks, but I would never give it to my chicks. It is not a recommended additive "just because". Glad that yours are robust and growing! CJR

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#71799 - 04/06/07 08:25 AM Re: Sugar Water?
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CJR,

They seem to be "winding down" after being shipped from Ohio, to a feed store in Virginia, handled by ??? kids & people, & then put in a box for a 45 minute trip home to our house.

It's a wonder they make it at all! confused

P.S. I agree about the sugar water...last resort, so-to-speek.


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