cold water and chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ShaggysGirl, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Songster

    May 24, 2009
    Temperance, MI
    Hi guys,
    My chicks are about 12 days old. I still warm up their water when I refill their waterer twice a day.
    We have well water and it is very cold out of the faucet. At first I was making it about 90f now I have been just taking the chill off.
    When can they have cold water?
    Thanks again you guys rock!
  2. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    I would say they can have cold water now. It won't stay that cold for very long anyways will it? I don't think it will hurt them.
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Huh? I never warmed ours water up.. Didn't know to. They're all about 3 months old, and doing great. I'd say they'll be fine. especially with as hot as it is.[​IMG]
  4. Rex Mom

    Rex Mom In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2009
    Castro Valley,CA
    Gee I never worried about the temp of the water either! You are quite the mother hen... LOL. If you are very concerned, just keep a jug of water room temp and use it. You know.. you could always use bottled water... LOL.


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