Marbles in the water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdoane, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

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    I have been using marbles in the try of our chick waterer so that no one drowns. When is it safe to take them out?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I'd take them out when the chicks are a week or so old. By that time, they should be less clumsy and less inclined to fall into the water. [​IMG]
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    I usually take the marbles out of my chicks' water when they are about a week old. By that time they are bigger and less prone to stumbling into water. But just go by how big/strong your chicks are getting, mine are just one example.
     
  4. jdoane

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    Thanks! Do I take them out all of a sudden or wean them off the marbles?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Just take them out. [​IMG]
     
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