i have a finch colony full of nest . Each nest is either full of eggs or babies. Last night i took out water container from the aviary. Now my idea was that being an early lark i will wake up early in the morning and place the water container in the morning mixed with medicine.They are not sick but when you raise colony birds you have to treat them with antibiotics once a month so that there is no outbreak. Sadly i woke up around 12:10 pm and the sun rise here is around 6:00 am. so my finch were without water for 6 hrs. but food was there. it normally gets hot after 1:00 pm. before that it is fine. my question is that what are the chances my chicks will be alive after the cage is without water for 6 hrs. Don't suggest to enter the aviary and look in to the nest.i am obsessed with birds care and hardly disturb them but feed them well.My helper boy suggested me not to take out water at night because it is weekend you may wake up late next morning. But i didn't listened.