Chicks and Drowning Risk

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

  1. RBGChicks

    RBGChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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 True BYC Addict

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    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

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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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