Feeding well water to baby chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    We have well water and I was wondering if that is a bad thing to give to chicks? My chicks are a week old today and I was told that they could get parasites from the water. Is this true and if so, what do I need to do about it? Thanks![​IMG]
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    I'm in Powhatan Va and we have well water. My chicks are almost a month old and all they have had is well water straight out the kitchen faucet. No problems here.
  3. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    We have well water too. I would be concerned if I had to give them city water! ewwwww
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I seriously doubt they'll get parasites from well water. Maybe giardia from stream/river water, but not water from a dug well. I have well water and no ill effects for us or the chickens. In fact, I think mine is safer than city water. Sure tastes better!
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    your chicks will be fine on well water.your panicing for nothing relax an enjoy your chicks.
  6. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2007
    Montana Country
    Well water here too, much healthier in my opinion! [​IMG]

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