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My new babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by onieline, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. onieline

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Precious! They grow SO fast, enjoy every minute of their tiny little fuzzbutt stage!
    Side note - you may want to move the waterer and feeder a bit apart - the way they are situated now makes much of the feeder inaccessible, and hungry chicks will gladly walk around in the waterer trying to reach a feeding hole since there are more chicks than holes accessible as it is now.
     
  3. onieline

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    Thanks I will. Any hints on keeping the bedding out of the water? Put paper towel down around water it didn't make a difference
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Raise it up off the brooder floor -- even at the fuzzybutt stage they are able to reach an elevated waterer/feeder. Place it so that the rim is at about chest height and continue to raise it as they grow. I like to use pavers as they provide a nice, large surface and give a stable base for the feed/water to be on. Alternatively, you can hang feed/water stations. Another option is to use a nipple waterer.
     

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