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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by festivefeet, May 6, 2009.
How often do I need to change their water if it doesn't look dirty?
Every day or every other day. The water goes stale and they wont drink it. Also make sure to clean it about every 5 days with some bleach.
I do mine first thing in the morning and right before they go in at night.
everyday especially during hot weather.....they love fresh water!!
I change mine out everyday, rinse it clean, and fill it back up. Every other day would be just fine though too.
I anyone else's chicks little piggies like mine? I feel like I am always changing the water. I even raised it up on a slab of wood, but they still get it so dirty! Any suggetions?
mine do the same thing... i clean it about twice a day
Quote:Chickens seem to love finding new & interesting ways to fowl their water. The only way to guarantee that the water is clean is to get a nipple-type waterer. Otherwise, it's just going to be a daily issue.
As often as we would want it changed if we were drinking it. That's how I gage all maintenance activities with my furries and feathereds. So for the birds, that means I'm changing water twice daily at least.
This is the MOST important thing in a chicks life.
Use ACV in the water and change is once a day at least.
I go through about a quart of water (the volume of the snall
chick waterers) every day with 20 chicks.
If they seem to get shavings in the water, change it more often.
You want chicks around the waterer dunking and tilting their heads al the time.