help! when do baby chicks.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by americana-chick, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    when will baby chicks not drown in water?
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Well, sure. But, what do you mean? Bathing them? Raining on them? Falling into their waterer?
     
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    falling into there waterer
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

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    What the heck is 'weared' ?
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

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    oops sorry i spelled things wrong i was in a hurry!
     
  6. i kept marbles in my chicks waterer until they were about two weeks old. i use one of those plastic things, with the container that screws into a shallow dish, the kind you get at the feed store.
     
  7. But you do know that chickens, even adults, can't swim, right? Or rather, they swim like a rock.
     
  8. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

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    no not really,mine swim [​IMG] they do
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    For the first two weeks I used the type of waterer that airheart43 described; a plastic quart reservoir with a screw-on plastic basin. I didn't use marbles, although it's recommended that you do. After that my chicks graduated to the 3 gallon waterer that I still use today and boy! do I love this waterer; filling once a day instead of multiple times. All in all, I'd say two weeks of marbles.
     
  10. Quote:Do you put teeny life jackets on them?
     

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