ChickensHomemade Electrolyte Mix for Sick Chickens

Homemade Electrolyte Mix for Sick Chickens

This homemade electrolyte mix for sick chickens is a recipe you want to keep handy when keeping your homesteading flock hydrated. Sometimes keeping a sick chicken hydrated with fluids can be the difference between life and death for your bird.

Homemade Electrolyte Mix for Sick Chickens

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For anyone who maybe raising chicks at their home (or farm), to help the weakened ones, electrolytes can be administered. They can be given drops of them on their beaks to absorb it and recover. Why electrolytes? They are helpful to inject any animal – and human – with any energy necessary to recover. It is like recharging a battery.

Homemade Electrolyte Mix for Sick Chickens
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For this, have 1 cup of warm water, 2 teaspoons of molasses, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 of teaspoon baking soda, and 1/8 teaspoon of potassium chloride. Mix them together and stir for several minutes. To administer this, simply feel the dropper with the newly mixed solution and give a drop or two every several minutes so it can be absorbed slowly to give energy necessary to baby chicks. They are fragile animals, so be careful.

Besides chicks, this is helpful for chickens suffering from dehydration if regular drinking water isn’t enough. It varies by chicken and chick. This is all about recharging and helping sick animals with different homemade products that could be cheaper and more effective than store bought. The homesteading life is a bit tough, but this is part of it.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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