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Warning!!! Baby chick drowned in chick waterer!

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So who would have thought that a waterer designed for chicks could pose a threat to them!! I didn't and I just found out the hard way. Yesterday I had marbles in it thinking that it would keep them from getting their feet in it and for some reason today I didn't put them back in after changing the water. Well one of my little Mottled Houdans paid with their life. The 6 chicks I have in my "little guy" brooder to keep them safe from my really energetic other chicks must have piled up to sleep next to the waterer and the poor thing ended up face down in it. I'm so bummed and wanted to post to maybe save someone else from the same mistake. Put marbles or pebbles even in your chick waterer.
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I'm so sorry for your chick. How old was it?
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How sad.  Sorry for your loss.

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Consider making one of these. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/957712/how-to-hang-a-chick-water-bottle  It's easy. It keeps your chicks from drowning and the shavings out of their water.

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