Homemade Electrolytes for Chickens

      Here we are with chick season in full swing and don’t ya just love it, and I…like so many others, find it extremely hard resisting the temptation to leave the store with a box of chicks in my hand and yes, I recently did it again ha

I’m a huge fan of using natural products and especially love being able to use pretty much every day items that are already in the kitchen or bathroom.  I do use electrolytes for my new chicks especially when I first bring them home from the store, or if they’ve been shipped to me.  Typically I only do this for the first few days.  The very first time around getting my first chicks, of course I was mildly talked into the brand that the farm store carries, hey what did I know this was all new to me.  But, I am one who knows that there’s usually a natural and/or healthier alternative and usually costs way less as well!

You can make homemade electrolytes to keep on hand for new chicks or even with the warmer months coming.  Occasionally in the summer when it’s really hot, I will give my flock some in their water.  To make homemade electrolytes all you need is:

  • Mason jar (I use the half pint or pint size ones….gotta love mason jars!)
  • 8 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp potassium chloride (this is optional and I myself don’t use this)

To use: 1-1/2 teaspoon to 1 quart of water OR 6 teaspoons to 1 gallon of water.

Stay tuned as I will be adding a post on all the natural and/or homemade supplies to have on hand that you probably already have in the house or that will save you money over buying “fancy” products in the store.


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