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are quail waterers ok for bantams?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Picco, May 16, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    The base looks so small it seems that the chicks would have trouble finding the water source, has anyone used one for bantams. I'm getting four cochin bantams next week and I need to buy a new water base. Should I stick to the usual type or should I try the quail base?
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    The regular base with a few marbles in it is probably more universal for you in the long run. Unless of course you plan to raise quail or pheasants...
  3. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    I buy the quail waterers just for new chicks. I replace it after a week with a regular chick waterer. Cheap insurance as a drowning preventer.
  4. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2007
    Central Florida
    My chciks drank out of the quail waterer for the first 4-5 weeks. Besides the drowning issue, it's easier to keep clean. The pine shavings don't get into there as easily. They did fine with it.

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