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Chicks and Drowning Risk

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RBGChicks, May 18, 2016.

  1. RBGChicks

    RBGChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2016
    When is it safe to transition chicks to non-chick waterers. I have one regular waterer (no nipple attachment) I was thinking of putting out, but wondering if it's too early for my month-old chicks and there is still a risk of drowning.
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 7, 2012
    Is it a typical trough waterer? I give one to my chicks around 3 weeks old, and they do fine with it. I would not give them any type of open bowl or bucket.
  3. Couchmo

    Couchmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2015
    Couch, MO
    I start my chicks, right out of the incubator with nipple waterers. I found some inserted into bottle caps. The bottle caps fit onto soda bottles up to 1 liter size. I just lightly poke their little beaks against the nipple as I transfer them from the incubator to the brooder. They pick right up on it, no problem. No worries about fouled water or drowning [​IMG]
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    My broody raised chicks are out with the flock and their mama by ten to fourteen days of age, and use the regular galvanized waterers with no problems. I wouldn't chance dog dish waterers, though. Mary

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