Are chicks sensitive to a change in water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JoieD, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. JoieD

    JoieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My peeps are due to be delivered next week and I know I am overthinking everything. I had thought to start them on bottled water because well water can have some impurities including low levels of bacteria etc, but I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and start with the well water they will be drinking when they move to the coop? I know a change in water can cause problems with babies and some adults (diarrhea).
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It won't make any difference at all.
     
  3. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Joie,

    Think about it, unless you are willing to put these chicks into a sterile box where poop is instantly vaporized, they are going to be exposed to some bacteria anyway. That and you will be picking them up and hugging them and talking to them and .....

    Okay, back, had to go play with the bob chicks.....

    Anywho, give them the well water. It won't hurt 'em.
     
  4. JoieD

    JoieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I really need to calm down!
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Nah, they're your first chicks! Enjoy the jitters! We all do it at least once.
     

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