In the Brooder
- Mar 22, 2010
My chicks are 4 weeks old and are doing very well in their brooder box. Naturally they're growing really fast and I think they're slowly running out of room. Hubby is busy finishing the coop, but I still think it's going to take a bit of time! Okay, so here's my question. My chicks are getting shavings in both their food and water all the time. I change food/water 2-3x per day. I have tried raising the feeders/waterer onto stacked 2x4s but they end up standing on the feeder and knocking it over and still getting tons of shavings into the waterer. Our box is not deep enough to accommodate a feeder/waterer that I can hang. I'm running out of ideas of what to do and would love some help. I always feel bad since each time I change their food/water they act like they're starving/very thirsty. I don't want them getting stressed by this. Otherwise, they seem very happy, no pecking issues, etc.