Hello, I'm a new chicken Mom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lwiley1959, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Lwiley1959

    Lwiley1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband built me a great chicken watering system. Will the chickens which are about 5 weeks old, figure out where the water is? I'm afraid they will overheat. The temp today is around 100 degrees, but they have shade.
     
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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Can we have a picture? [​IMG] And what sort of watering system is it? Nipple I'm guessing? And if so yes they will eventually figure it out.

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  3. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome!!!!

    Show them where and how to get the water. They should learn no problem. [​IMG]
     
  4. Lwiley1959

    Lwiley1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    They just stick their heads through holes in a covered vessel, they used it this morning when it was cool, but it's hot now and I see them with their mouths kind of open.
     
  5. Lwiley1959

    Lwiley1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not on Facebook anymore, so i'll have to figure out how to upload a picture from my iPad.
     
  6. Lwiley1959

    Lwiley1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone, talk back soon. By the way, i'm in Northern California.
     
  7. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome! I'm near San Jose and it is quite hot! The only afternoon shade my chickens have is in the coop and that was pretty warm, so I ran a hose up there and connected it to a mister that I placed just inside the coop and it seems to help some. Even so, my hens are panting a bit. At least it will cool down this evening.
     
  8. Lwiley1959

    Lwiley1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! My chickens figured out the watering system. I just love those birds. I have one that runs up to me already and wants to be picked up. She is a buff. I named her Mertle. Thanks for all the advice.
     
  9. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are addicting..I am glad they figured out the waterer. [​IMG]
     

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