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Baby chick drowned.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by James Richard, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. James Richard

    James Richard New Egg

    Apr 21, 2016
    I had 6 baby chicks (just got feathers) and 4 ducks probably double their size. We had a kitty pool in there enclosure for the ducks to swim. The other day I went to check them and found a dead chick in the water. How can I keep a pool for the ducks without worrying about the chickens?
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2016
    Maybe a short fence around the pool that the ducks could fly into but the chicks couldn't climb in? Probably could even make one out of screen. [​IMG]
  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    It's hard having ducklings and chicks together cause ducks get water dirty real fast. The chick probably wanted to drink and the pool was too slippery and big. Try getting a smaller water thing, a kitty pool is real big for chicks.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Another good reason not to house them together, young chicks have no concept of water and how deep it is, I've had them drown in a 5 gallon bucket while trying to drink out of it. The other option is to keep the water shallow.

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