giving water to chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pefferlawchicken, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no chick water so ive heard using a dish with marbles can you explaine this in detail , i dont want them to drown [​IMG]
     
  2. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    if you put marbles or stones in the water dish, if they fall/climb into it, they can stand on the marbles/stones and not drown. When they are small they can drown in a very small amount of water.
     
  3. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what should i use to clean the marble so they are starile
     
  4. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can elevate a saucer untill you get something better. lift it high enough so they don't have to lean over much.
     
  5. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    You can sort of make your own by using a lid to something that has a 1-2 inch lip. Take that and fill a little with rocks or marbles and then take a bowl turned up-side-down in the middle so you have about an inch all around the lid for the chicks to get the water. That way they will not fall IN the water.

    Good luck with your chickies.
     
  6. backpack09

    backpack09 Out Of The Brooder

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    To sterilize them, I would think boiling them for a minute would do the job.
     
  7. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hydrogen Peroxide for 10 minutes-- then rinse with warm water.
    H2O2 is just water after being exposed to air for several hours.... so once rinsed in regular water--- VIOLA!! Clean, sterile, and non-toxic!

    Can even add Peroxide to the water you use for houseplants! Adds oxygen to the soil and kills the "bad bugs" like mold & algae that can occur in the planters! [​IMG]
     
  8. mikki5

    mikki5 New Egg

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    Quote:Wow, thanks. I never knew that for plants, great idea.
     

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