Hi everyone, Today was another very hot day here in Sydney. I finally got fed up with the little lid and marble waterer I had in the brooder. I would have to refill both of them every hour. So I came up with this idea BELOW and it works. The chicks even wade right in and the water level is just at their ankles. They can get in and out without effort. (Somebody else has probably come up with idea before, but it was new to me) Here is my brooder set up. I refurbed it today. I know people say not to use straw, but I thought I would give it a try as I had nothing else to really put down. I am going shopping tomorrow. They are doing fine and even my little runt with the funny toe is improving. Some photos of my little babys. I only have 7 eggs left in the incubator. Two are pipping and the others are making up their minds. You can't see all of them in this pic sorry. My hens are taking shifts on the other eggs in the aviary. I even know now when its shift change as the male calls out over and over. If all the girls are busy he sits on them for awhile too.