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Precious!  They grow SO fast, enjoy every minute of their tiny little fuzzbutt stage!

Side note - you may want to move the waterer and feeder a bit apart - the way they are situated now makes much of the feeder inaccessible, and hungry chicks will gladly walk around in the waterer trying to reach a feeding hole since there are more chicks than holes accessible as it is now.

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Thanks I will. Any hints on keeping the bedding out of the water? Put paper towel down around water it didn't make a difference
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Thanks I will. Any hints on keeping the bedding out of the water? Put paper towel down around water it didn't make a difference


Raise it up off the brooder floor -- even at the fuzzybutt stage they are able to reach an elevated waterer/feeder.  Place it so that the rim is at about chest height and continue to raise it as they grow.  I like to use pavers as they provide a nice, large surface and give a stable base for the feed/water to be on.  Alternatively, you can hang feed/water stations.  Another option is to use a nipple waterer.

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