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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bretzky, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. bretzky

    bretzky New Egg

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    hi everyone, I will be getting our first chickens tomorrow (just 3 to start).... I don't have a waterer but is there somthing I could use short term like 2-3 days until I get a proper waterer

    any suggestions would help.... also any tips for a newbie.

    thanks
     
  2. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you getting chicks or adults? And congrats btw!
     
  3. Tisnelda

    Tisnelda Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't speak for babies, but we just got 3 9-week-old pullets on Tuesday. My waterer didn't arrive until Thursday. A bowl of water did just fine in the meantime! Just make sure you refill frequently. Not sure where you are, but it's hot, hot, hot here in Ohio!
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  4. Tisnelda

    Tisnelda Out Of The Brooder

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    Set it up on a brick or block if they keep stepping in it and spilling it.
     
  5. bretzky

    bretzky New Egg

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    thanks... that's what I was going to use just wasn't sure if it was OK. we are adopting 4 adult sexlinks. I'm in ont. Canada and it's starting to get pretty hot.
     
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  6. bretzky

    bretzky New Egg

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    another quick question. ... is it necessary to put feeders in my run as well as the indoor part of my coop??
     
  7. bretzky

    bretzky New Egg

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    is it necessary to put feeders in my run as well as the indoor part of the coop??
     
  8. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey bretzky I'm in Ontario too. Wasaga Beach. Good luck with your new adventure :)
     
  9. bretzky

    bretzky New Egg

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    hi chickcrack. .. I'm outside of sarnia.... I love wasaga beach.... I spent a summer that way about 15 years ago.
     
  10. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. You're a Canadian "southerner" lol. It's not necessary to have food both places. Are you getting red or black sex links? I had a black one that was the sweetest girl ever.
     

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