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How often do I need to change the chick's water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by festivefeet, May 6, 2009.

  1. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do I need to change their water if it doesn't look dirty?

    Thanks.
    J.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  3. gaduke

    gaduke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do mine first thing in the morning and right before they go in at night.[​IMG]
     
  4. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everyday especially during hot weather.....they love fresh water!!
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I change mine out everyday, rinse it clean, and fill it back up. Every other day would be just fine though too.
     
  6. bigdogmom130

    bigdogmom130 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  7. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine do the same thing... i clean it about twice a day
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    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.
     
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
    JJ
     
  10. 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.
     

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