Rocks in water feeder...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sloallie10, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive seen pictures of peoples waterers any some of them have little rocks or marbles in them....can you explain this?
     
  2. sebright guy

    sebright guy Out Of The Brooder

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    i think its so they find the water and mostly to keep them from drowning. holds them up from the water but they can still drink.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Keeps them from falling in, and then drown for being unable to get back out.
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:Yep, what sebright guy said! [​IMG]

    I have large glass marbles that I use to put in the waterers to keep day-old chicks from drowning.


    Dawn
     
  5. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put some rocks in my feeder, because it was advised to avoid drowning. See pic. The birds seem to just drink around the rocks and yet they can't really get their whole face in a 'deep area' I also used zip ties to hold the waterer upright so it can't fall over and fill the bottom of the brooder with water (and I drilled holes in the bottom, incase my zip ties don't work...a little over board? just don't want them to drown!) [​IMG]

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  6. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    ok, thank you! (-: . I loved the video!
     

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