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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stargazingmommy, May 14, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are the same age, Tiki aka Runt, has been slow on the growth.
    Here's a pic where you can see it pretty well.

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    She's a scrawny little thing but holds her own

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  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
  3. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mother o' chicks72 :

    just thought i'd tell you that you shouldn't be giving them water out of a rat or rabbit waterer. there are special chick waterers that are much better. they look like this:
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...=1t:429,r:10,s:0&tx=13&ty=80&biw=1366&bih=591

    they have one of those plus a big bowl of water out in the run.
    I'm just curious as to why though? I'm new to the chicken thing so trying to learn still.​
     
  4. MydearWatson

    MydearWatson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is adorable in that last pic! So cute.

    Are those your roosts that are close to the ground like that? I worry about my big girls landing on my bantams when jumping off the roost. But maybe I could put them close to the ground?
     
  5. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are lots of people here who use those waterers. I have a few too who are varying in size. I put the little ones with the bumb leg one in a different brooder..the big ones would just trample the tiny guys. [​IMG]
     
  6. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    I don't actually know why you aren't supposed to use those waterers [​IMG] , just thought i'd trow it out there.
     
  7. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    In the last picture it looks like she's saying: "So I'm little, you wanna make something out of it?" If you are little, a Big Attitude goes a long way.
     
  8. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    mother o' chicks72 :

    I don't actually know why you aren't supposed to use those waterers [​IMG] , just thought i'd trow it out there.

    It can be really confusing to newbies when non-factual statements are made on a forum where people come to get answers to questions about raising live animals. If it gets repeated often enough, soon people take it for granted that it is true.​
     
  9. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the biggest concern with any waterer is bacterial growth. I do disinfect all their dishes with bleach once a week(ok so I may be a little over paranoid).
     
  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a different breed to me.
     

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