1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

How much water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by First-time-raising, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. First-time-raising

    First-time-raising In the Brooder

    81
    0
    39
    Oct 20, 2007
    Mid - Michigan
    Does anyone know about how much water 13 baby chicks should be going through in a day?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    6,026
    24
    263
    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Lots of things affect water usage. If they are too hot they will drink more water than normal. As a general rule, I usually emptied the waterer once a day and gave them fresh water anyways. I didn't really pay attention to how much they were using up. I was using a one quart waterer.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    3,366
    60
    238
    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I used a 1 gallon plastic waterer when we were brooding our day old Banties back in May. I never really paid attention to how much they drank, just made sure that they always had clean, fresh water everday, at all times.

    Dawn
     
  4. First-time-raising

    First-time-raising In the Brooder

    81
    0
    39
    Oct 20, 2007
    Mid - Michigan
    Thanks for the replys

    That is what I was hoping to hear

    I usually empty, clean and refill morning,afternoon and night it just seemed that they weren't drinking much but I guess thats because I'm just replacing it 3 times a day.
     
  5. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    hmmm that could be it
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: