1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

marbles????????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Justino, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    5,110
    31
    281
    Dec 21, 2007
    KY
    I put marble in my chicks water because i read that they could drown themselves in it....now one of my chicks is like 1 week old. Does it still need the marbles? [​IMG]

    -Justino
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    12,683
    69
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    You should be fine now without marbles. I use them for small gamebirds and bantams. I never use marbles for standard chicks unless someone is wobbly on their feet.

    Jody
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    7,502
    27
    301
    Jan 30, 2007
    WV
    I always use the marbles for the first week.......
     
  4. hart31

    hart31 Songster

    168
    0
    129
    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    I don't remember ever loosing a chick to drowning. And I never saw anyone use marbles before.

    When I saw photos of waterers with marbles I thought they had been added as an attention getter to help attract the chicks to the water. [​IMG]
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I only use marble with my ducks. I've never had problems with chicks.
     
  6. SillyChick

    SillyChick Songster

    303
    0
    139
    Dec 15, 2007
    Yes, it's now safe to remove the marbles. I didn't know that before! Thanks for the tip! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: