Brooder Watering Help

Cluckstar

Chirping
May 27, 2020
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My chicks keeping filling their water with shavings. It's non-stop. I could change my chick's water every 10 minutes and still find copious amounts of shavings flung in each time. Anyone got some good tricks or hacks for preventing this? I want their water to be clean and fresh, but it's been hard as I work full-time. I wasn't expecting this to be such an issue.

Thanks,
Mary.
 
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Cluckstar

Chirping
May 27, 2020
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129
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Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
This is what I've got for a waterer. I have a 1 cup Mason Jar attached.
 

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In the Brooder
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My chicks keeping filling their water with shavings. It's non-stop. I could change my chick's water every 10 minutes and still find copious amounts of shavings flung in each time. Anyone got some good tricks or hacks for preventing this? I want their water to be clean and fresh, but it's been hard as I work full-time. I wasn't expecting this to be such an issue.

Thanks,
Mary.
How old are they? I am no expert by any means, we have ours on a square block of wood to keep the little demons from just flinging it in there. I swear I water more pine shreds at first then birds. I did see a cool trick to put their food and water over a Cat litter box that is buried in the pine shreds a bit with a small little ramp and have a small chicken wire like the less than 1/2 inch on top so all the food will fall down and the pine will not be up there so their water is clean. Mine are 3 and 4 weeks old and so ready for that stage !
 

Cluckstar

Chirping
May 27, 2020
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129
96
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
How old are they? I am no expert by any means, we have ours on a square block of wood to keep the little demons from just flinging it in there. I swear I water more pine shreds at first then birds. I did see a cool trick to put their food and water over a Cat litter box that is buried in the pine shreds a bit with a small little ramp and have a small chicken wire like the less than 1/2 inch on top so all the food will fall down and the pine will not be up there so their water is clean. Mine are 3 and 4 weeks old and so ready for that stage !
That sounds interesting. Mine are about 3 & 4 four weeks as well. They're messy little beasts aren't they?
 

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In the Brooder
Jun 11, 2020
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Yes they are!! We had one the other day that jumped inside the food dispenser and couldn’t get her big butt out. Now I keep a bowl over the opening. I found a pic of the dish holder. Hope it helps. Building ours tomorrow. They are scratching now so the block isn’t working.
 

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immortl

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Jun 11, 2020
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I have a waterer similar to yours, but it has a plastic reservoir with a loop on it . I ran a stick across the top of my brooder and suspended the waterer from that, with with a string, the base at about chick back height. Took me about 3 weeks to figure that out and it made a tremendous difference. I was able to get away with changing water daily instead of every 15 minutes. Now they've been moved out to the coop (about 6 weeks old) and I do the same, suspending the waterer from a hook. (I subscribed to the idea of putting water and food in coop too, sun is up around 4:30am here in the summer and it's a few hours later before I'm up to let them out).
 

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