How long to keep rocks in waterer?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by winstonsgrrrl, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. winstonsgrrrl

    winstonsgrrrl In the Brooder

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    I had 7 quail hatch out Sunday. I was just wondering how long I need to keep the rocks in their water to keep them from drowning.
     
  2. hellafarms

    hellafarms Songster

    I usually keep mine in there a week and have had no problems.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I also kept mine in for a week.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    For quail, you may want to go a little longer especially if you're not using a quail waterer. Keep an eye on them and see how they do and how clumsy they are. You can usually tell if they'll be ok without the rocks/marbles.
     

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