Pebbles in the automatic waters?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joshua.w.garner, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. joshua.w.garner

    joshua.w.garner On a time out

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    Why do some people put pabbles in the automatic waters? Just Curious.

    Very Respectfully,
    Joshua W. Garner
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know of people putting them in waters to prevent chick drowning, not auto waters though.
     
  3. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    teach chicks to drink, they see the pebble/marble/penny and peck it and discover water [​IMG]



    not in autos' tho they work by weight and a marble can shut them off, use with gravity fed
     
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  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When they arrive you are supposed to dip their beaks in the water
     
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks will find the water on their own. I have never Put their beak in the water.
     
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I just put some marbles in there so they don't fall in and drown
     
  7. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    we do it to stop the chicks climbing in and drowning. Chicks have this sort of wierd instinct thing where they want to be in water when they're tiny coz it's watery inside the egg they "grew" in.

    if you put pebbles in the water to chicks will drink in between the pebbles and if they step in it won't be very deep and they'll be fine. hop this helps!
     
  8. joshua.w.garner

    joshua.w.garner On a time out

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    Thank You All!
     

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