Chicks-Electrolytes? Probiotics? Both?

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Chicks-Electrolytes? Probiotics? Both?

Post by EggCited » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:33 pm

Hi All!

I'm wondering what everyone does about water for chicks. I've heard that people recommend using some electrolytes and/or probiotics in their water for the first little bit to help them get off to a good start (particularly since mine are being shipped).

Does anyone have suggestions about this? I have seen mentions of "Sav-A-Chik" on blogs etc. but I haven't seen this in Ontario anywhere.

Thank you from a newbie :-)
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Post by JimW » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:48 pm

If I have been in the US recently and bought Save A Chick when at TSC I use that in my chick water for a couple days. I don’t think Save a Chick is available in Ontario.

If I don’t have Save A Chick I use StressAid that I buy in Ontario at TSC
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Post by Jaye » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:50 pm

Sav-a-chick is available at Tractor Supply in the US, and I have a supply on hand. If you are close to a border, it may be worth finding a Tractor Supply in your closest US border city. I shop at Tractor Supply a couple of times a year for poultry stuff I can't get here in Canada.
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Post by Killerbunny » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:59 pm

I always use vits & electrolytes in the water both for chicks and at any time of stress. This is the one without the antibiotic.
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Post by Kbr42 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:53 am

You can get just vitamins and minerals at Lois's. It's water soluble and I use it after I take my chicks out of the incubator for a few days. And if I see anything off in a newly hatched chick. Seems to work like a charm.
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Post by EggCited » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:46 pm

Thanks everyone! I found some stressaid so hopefully that will be ok for the chicks! I will defiantly be stopping by a TSC the next time I am in the US!! Kbr42 where is Lous’s?

JimW do you mix it the same way as the poultry directions in the package? Or do you do less since it’s for chicks?
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Post by JimW » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:09 pm

EggCited wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Thanks everyone! I found some stressaid so hopefully that will be ok for the chicks! I will defiantly be stopping by a TSC the next time I am in the US!! Kbr42 where is Lous’s?

JimW do you mix it the same way as the poultry directions in the package? Or do you do less since it’s for chicks?
I kind of follow the directions but probably mix it a bit weak
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