Oh No!! Waterlogged brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new2chickens, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    I came home to find my little girls in a sopping wet brooder. At least it was still fairly warm with the light on. The waterer was completely empty, but upright...not sure what happened?!?! So I moved them from their box into a rubbermaid container I drug out and consolidated into another one. I also added blocks under the waterer to try to level it, after looking through the 17 pages of brooders! I think they are afraid of the new blocks!! But they weren't afraid enough not to drink! They are hanging out on the backside of the feeder away from the waterer and those scary blocks!!

  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Give'em a little time to adjust to the change of surroundings. It'll be alright. You can always give their beaks a little dip in the water in case they forget.
  3. alaskanhenhouse

    alaskanhenhouse Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Wasilla Alaska
    this happened to me a few times last year, luckily my hatcher was still warm. Anyway it had to due with the lip of the jar I was using. it just didn't seal quite right. I would suggest swapping out for a new jar and seeing if that doesn' help. or elevate one side, opposite of the outlet hole.

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