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Is it really true that if a chick's water is too cold the chick (more)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Baby_Chick, May 5, 2009.

  1. Baby_Chick

    Baby_Chick Out Of The Brooder

    the chick themselves can get cold? I remember hearing that somewhere... I forget where though. Oh yeah and if it is true what temperature should their water be? They are about a week old if that matters.
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I don't know if it's true, but chicks do get chilled easily. I've been giving mine luke-warm water. [​IMG]
     
  3. Baby_Chick

    Baby_Chick Out Of The Brooder

    ok, good that's what i've been doing... thnks
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes it is important to give your new arrived chicken a warm water (95-100 F) so they with not chill and recover from the trip fast.

    After 1st day I just give them room temperature water.
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always given
    a 1 tablesp. AVC. to a gal. of
    room temp.water
    and still do...
     
  6. Baby_Chick

    Baby_Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:I kind of feel like an idiot for asking but what is AVC?
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I provide room temperature water for all of my chicks. I also found chicks with cold water tend to paste up as well.
     
  8. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    AVC = Apple Cider Vinegar. Some people recommend that you add it to water as a mild germ killer.
     
  9. Baby_Chick

    Baby_Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:Dang, I should have known that one... I thought it was some fancy chicken stuff that I had never heard of...
     

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