Chick Waterer to Adult

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cook1805, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Cook1805

    Cook1805 In the Brooder

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    When is it ok to transition my littles to an adult waterer? They are all at least 4 weeks old and are drinking really well. My husband decided to get two naked necks that we were supposed to get last week but were told that they weren't shipped so now we get them on the 3rd. I didn't know if I can move my older ones to the adult waterer and then keep the newbies we are getting separate with the chick waterer or if I should buy a new one?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    As long as they can't fall in and drown they are fine. I assume an adult waterer is just larger? I usually switch to a gallon waterer as opposed to a quart waterer at about 3-4 weeks.
     
  3. Cook1805

    Cook1805 In the Brooder

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    Yes just a larger one, I didn't know if there was a different name for them. Thank you so much! I thought they'd be ok but wanted to get a second opinion.
     
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