Can i use this waterer for my chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Shkittles, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Shkittles

    Shkittles Songster

    [​IMG] I just bought 2 of these 1 gallon waterers from tsc for the chicks i'll be getting in 2 days from MMH and was wondering if it will work. will the area the water goes in be too deep and cause them to drown or should it be okay. I got the big waterer so that i knew they wouldn't run out of water while i'm at school and my parents are at work.
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  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    If you're worried about them drowning, put some marbles or washed stones in the bottom. [​IMG]
     
  3. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    I don't know...looks a little too big to use at first. I had a much smaller one for their first couple weeks.
     
  4. shookpoultry

    shookpoultry Songster

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    This water will work perfect for day old standard breeds, but if your getting bantams you will need a smaller one.
     
  5. Shkittles

    Shkittles Songster

    Quote:I'm getting all standard breeds except i'm also getting 1 silkie. so should i still use it? [​IMG] Thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would use it. Add some small stones or marbles to protect against drowning.
     
  7. add the stones and provide silkie with a step to use the get to it
     
  8. riley

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    thats the water can that i started my chicks on
     
  9. Chickenfortress

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    I used the same, and put a couple sections of 1x4 next to it for those that couldn't reach easily.
     
  10. Skip

    Skip Songster

    Wow, that's the same waterer I use! [​IMG]

    For chicks... Bit deep. I'd put marbles in the bottom if you really want to use it.
     

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