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Homemade Electrolytes for Chickens

When you have chickens you can go from everything is fine and dandy and to running around to trying to save a chick or chicken’s life for any reason. Things change quickly with chickens. From a chick that isn’t thriving to a chicken that isn’t drinking enough in extreme heat. Homemade electrolytes for chickens is your answer.

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Homemade Electrolytes for Chickens

Electrolytes are very important to proper body function in animals and people. Electrolytes replace sodium, potassium, and minerals in the body lost due to stress, overheating or dehydration

They also rehydrate and rebalance the body’s pH levels (acidity) which are extremely important for proper body functions.

Much like an athlete will drink Gatorade after a race, or a baby will be given Pedialyte for vomiting or diarrhea, sometimes chickens need a little boost and some rebalancing.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons molasses OR 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Mix all the ingredients together and stir until completely combined.

Give to sick, stressed, or ailing chicks with a medicine dropper. If they aren’t opening their beaks, you can drip it on the outside of their beaks and sometimes they will open then.

I give my sick chicks a few drops every 10 minutes or so until they started really perking up. Just play it by ear. I also give Poly-Vi-Sol to chicks that need a boost. This isn’t given every 10 minutes though, just a couple drops a couple times a day.

If I had a larger chicken that was dehydrated or overheated, I would offer this solution as their drinking water for a short period of time. However, I have no plans to give this to my healthy chickens, as it’s just not needed unless there is an issue.

Yield: 1 cup

Homemade Electrolytes for Chickens

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From a chick that isn't thriving to a chicken that isn't drinking enough in extreme heat. Homemade electrolytes for chickens is your answer.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons molasses OR 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Stir until completely combined.

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