New too raising baby chicks, need Help!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ang13, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. ang13

    ang13 Out Of The Brooder

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    The baby chicks keep getting the pine shavings in their water dishes. Then the pine soaks up all the water and they are left without while I am gone. I have been cleaning it out 4-8 times daily and refilling it. I put a dish underneath and newspaper yet they somehow fill that up with pine shavings. I can't raise the water dish because I don't think they would jump to reach it. Help!!
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jnntefend

    jnntefend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raised my waterer up on a brick, and they were able to reach well. Are you using a jar-type waterer? They still kick some scraps up in there, but I only have to change everything out once a day, as I would, anyway.
     
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    That is perfect! Just what I need!!! That chick stand will make my life so much easier! lol Thank you sooo much!
     
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