- Nov 24, 2019
got chicks and ducklings 4 weeks old now in small coop with heating plate. they have a small water dish and dropper (all can use it) but still they make an awful mess leading to coop bedding needing changed every day or two. regular chickens just get locked up at night and then come get water/food in the morning when let out. when will it be safe for them to have no water over night? i don't want to dehydrate them, and the coop must be shut due to predator risk.