Monday, June 22, 2009

Rehydration Recipe for Chickens

If you cannot locate electrolytes or rehydrating solutions for chickens at your local feed store and are in a bad bind needing it now (like injuries or extreme heat) here is a home made recipe that is simple. It does not replenish everything a properly balanced solution like Durvet Vitamins and Electrolytes but it will cover in a pinch.

1 cup water
2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda

Remember not to use this solution over the long term and it would be best if you made a new batch every 24 hours adjusting the batch size to your needs.

If using Durvet use the following ratio:
4 oz. packet - 1/2 teaspoon of Durvet per gallon water
8 oz. packet - 3/4 teaspoon of Durvet per gallon water

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