Baby chick drowned.

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

  1. James Richard

    James Richard New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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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