Putting marbles in the waterer???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willow's Meadow, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2010
    I heard your supposed to put marbles in the chicks waterer so they don't drowned in it. But we can't find big marbles anywhere!!!! [​IMG] Can I just put big rocks or gravel in the waterer instead of marbles?
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    gravel works just fine. just rinse it off first. [​IMG]
  3. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    Yes you can use rocks
  4. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    I have used gravel from the driveway. Just make sure it's clean.
  5. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know where you live, but I got my glass (only had squares) pieces at the dollar store. I had only one chick hatch out of some shipped eggs a few days ago and putting a few sparkly pieces of glass in the waterer helped attract him to peck at them, taste the water and teach him to drink! [​IMG]

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