Chick's Waterer is making a wet mess in the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willow's Meadow, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

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    How do you guys keep the brooder dry and keep the water staying in the waterer? I have the waterer on 2 bricks but today i realized that under the top layer of bedding the lower part was all wet. Should I keep the waterer on the bricks or not? How can I keep the bedding dry?
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing 9 Years

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    Not sure what you mean, but I keep my water on a piece of wood or a brick, depending on the size of the chicks and it seems to work fine
     
  3. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
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    Maybe make your raised platform larger. I put mine on a 12x12 piece of wood then a brick. Like stair steps. The bedding NEEDS to be dry, so try a few different things until it works for your gals. Sometimes they tip it over...just keep checking.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I use a nipple waterer. NO sloppy mess, no poop or shavings in the water, it's always fresh and clean. Easy peasy!!

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    The nipple(s) should be just above the chickens' heads, but if you have bantams and large fowl chicks in the brooder (or coop) like I do, you may have to split the difference. So the standard sized chicks have to duck a little. And they all learn to use them very quickly!!
     

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