(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gatorboy15, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. gatorboy15

    gatorboy15 New Egg

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    Yes im new to the chicken world. I own six chickens so far i call them my girls. Ihave 3 rhode island reds and 3 barred rock chicks. There about 2 months old i got them at two weeks old . if anyone could tell me i was wondering how meny water placement should i have in with my chicks? thanks
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on what size the waterers are. Welcome by the way!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That's your choice. Some people like waterers in and outside of the coop. Outside the coop will attract wild birds (sparrows, etc.) that could spread mites and disease but, will keep the coop floor dry. Inside you have chicks fouling the water, kicking litter into it, and splashing it around. Some people use rabbit water bottles and others use a bucket with nipples that the chicks push on and water comes out. Still others prefer hanging waterers that are just off the ground - in hopes of them staying cleaner. Too bad they can't learn to drink with a straw like civilized beings.lol
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, gatorboy15, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Good luck to you and your girls.
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. gatorboy15

    gatorboy15 New Egg

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    Thanks for the greeting. I have one 1 gal water placement that's hanging just wasn't sure if they would find it because my coop is closed in with chick wire. It's 17 ft long and 8ft wide. A lot bigger than what I started them in lol. So I was just worried they wouldn't find it
     
  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

    Nice size coop you have! Wow

    Chickens are pretty smart. I dont think they will have a bit of trouble finding the water. Good luck with them
     

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