marbles????????

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

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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

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    I always use the marbles for the first week.......
     
  4. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only use marble with my ducks. I've never had problems with chicks.
     
  6. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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