Feeding well water to baby chicks...

gumpsgirl

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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!
 

AussieSharon

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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.
 

speckledhen

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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!
 
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wynedot55

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your chicks will be fine on well water.your panicing for nothing relax an enjoy your chicks.
 

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