Marbles in the water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by polishchickens111, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. polishchickens111

    polishchickens111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how old my chicks have to be before I stop putting marbles in the drinker. I have a 1-quart plastic chick drinker with a shallow, circular base.
     
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the first 3 days out of the egg are the most important, but just to be on the safe side maybe add a couple, but for sure after a week.
     
  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    5 days
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    5 days is about right. I've taken some out sooner, like 3 days without any issues. It's a pain once they start kicking shavings in the waterer.
     
  5. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did it for about a week
     

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