Need some quick help/advice

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by txchickie, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    I just put the chickies to bed outside and notice one of my 3 week old bantam hens is bloody on the back of her head from being pecked [​IMG]

    She's now in the house in a big dog kennel, alone, but I don't have a waterer for her!! I just used a heavy ceramic bowl for feed, but what the heck do I put her water in?!!? I know I should have extras, but I don't and it would be 9:00 at night when this happened [​IMG] obviously I cannot get another till morning.

    Any suggestions on how to rig up a waterer for her???


    ETA: And I know who the pecker is and he's in chicken jail at the moment [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When I had to put Lilith is a dog crate overnight due to injury I poked two holes in the side of a plastic food storage bowl and wired it to the kennel door.
    Just put the bowl up high enough on the door and you won't have to worry about the chick climbing in it and drowning. High enough so she has to reach up just a bit to get a drink.
     
  3. jennybee

    jennybee Out Of The Brooder

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    i was just using a dish with some rocks in it for mine until i got a real waterer, so they couldn't jump in it and get all wet. mine were 8wks, though. maybe someone else has a suggestion? i am a newbie!
     
  4. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    Take a lid with a 1-2" lip OR a smaller round cake pan then put a bowl in it upside down so you have an inch or so all around. Add water and you've got a waterer without the chance of your chick taking a bath. Raise it up so it doesn't get knocked around or shavings in it.

    Are you using a red heat lamp in brooder?
     
  5. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    Thank you all for your help [​IMG] I ended up using another ceramic bowl and adding rocks to keep her from getting too wet. She's been drinking so we're doing well. I applied some antibiotic ointment to the top of her head and will keep her inside with me until she's totally healed.

    I am using a red brooder lamp. They all have TONS of room, a good temp, roosts, access to a big outdoor run, rocks to jump on, hay to scratch in.....and yet we still get pecking issues. I've had TWO chicks that are peckers out of this bunch and I don't get it [​IMG] Both roos.....both will be soup here in a few months. They are just so aggressive (OEGB's). [​IMG]
     

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