The mystery of the empty chick waterer SOLVED + A Warning about Paper Towels ........

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Natalierose, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Natalierose

    Natalierose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twice now I've come home to my chicks waterer being empty and the paper towels/ sawdust in the bottom of the brooder being soaking wet.

    The container was still standing up.

    It was still connected to the base.

    I was scratching my head trying to figure out how they emptied ALL their water out of the chick waterer.


    Well tonight I was in bed working and heard the "blurb blurb blurb" noise of the waterer releasing more water down....then a little later heard it again...and again....so I went to go investigate and realized that a folded over sheet of paper towel was in the dish of the waterer! The Paper towel would just keep soaking up more and more water from the dish- and the waterer would release more down into the dish.

    So mystery solved -and that's my warning!

    Make sure you don't have excess paper towels or loose paper towels near the waterer. [​IMG]
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Put your waterer up on a block of wood or a brick. Problem solved.
     
  3. LLCoyote

    LLCoyote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switched to poultry nipples and they learned to use them in about ten minutes. I put their regular waterer in, just for over night cause I was worried, and didn't take it out for another day. They weren't even touching it. I think they like the nipple bucket because their water is always clean. It keeps my bedding dry too. Definitely would not go back.
     

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