Shaving in water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by casadezorola, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. casadezorola

    casadezorola In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2015
    Any suggestions on how to keep at least SOME shavings out of my babies water? I don't want to raise it because they're still so little. Less than a week old.

  2. Elevating the waterer is the only way most of us know.
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  3. casadezorola

    casadezorola In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2015
    Can I elevate it a little if they're only about 7 days old? I guess I can use different lifting methods and watch them to see what works. That must be getting comfortable in their new home cause they're running around like crazy! So cute :)
  4. kmartinez

    kmartinez Chirping

    Jan 9, 2015
    I had to elevate it, however shavings still get in it but it is not completly full like it used to be
  5. chickengirl1238

    chickengirl1238 In the Brooder

    May 28, 2014
    Yes you could raise the water a little bit 1 inch or whatever you think is right and hopefully that will be enough to keep the shavings of your babies water, after all they're only a week old![​IMG]
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I put the waterer up on bricks (side by side). I lay another brick in front of the bricks under the waterer, and the little bitties just jump up onto the brick in front and stand to drink. It works well!

    One caution, please make sure they can get all the way around the back of the waterer by walking so they don't get stuck back there. So leave some room between the bricks and the wall.
  7. song of joy

    song of joy Crowing

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    Even at 1 week old, I've usually able to raise the waterer about an inch to reduce the amount of wood shavings in the water. Another approach is to put the waterer on top of a couple of upside-down ceramic tiles (for added traction).

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