keeping food and waterer clean

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LYNLY, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. LYNLY

    LYNLY In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Montrose Colorado
    I bought the standard feed and waterer for my babies. the second week I could not keep it clean. I used a cool whip container, standard size, both bases fit perfect. It raises them just enough so when they scratch all the shavings dont go in either one. I'm sure that nextweek will be a whole new ball game. so far they have not knocked them over.
  2. nikkichicki

    nikkichicki In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    We buy eggs by the flat and kept the flats cuz we were gonna use them for our eggs but what I did was flip the egg carton upside down and put the water and feeder on top of it off center they have to jump on the flat and when they get up there they are out of the shavings. It works like a charm... These flats are not styrofoam they are cardboard.
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I've got mine sitting on 2 bricks, works great.
  4. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i sit mine on blocks of wood, rocks or bricks and raise them up a little at a time. [​IMG]
  5. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    Once they get a little taller, I use overturned stainless steel dog bowls.
  6. blb

    blb Songster

    Jan 13, 2008
    Great ideas all! I need to do somethign, it is always a mess!

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