Putting marbles in the waterer???

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

  1. Willow's Meadow

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    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

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    gravel works just fine. just rinse it off first. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kajunbanty

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    Yes you can use rocks
     
  4. mschickychick

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

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    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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