water and food at night?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by scarter, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    I am putting my babies back in their rubbermaid tub at night for extra preditor protection outside. I didn't put their water in last night and this morning they were very very thirsty. At what point can they make it all night without water. They still have their heat lamp on since its chilly still at nights here.
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I would think they need water 24/7
  3. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2008
    I leave food and water in with mine all night, every night. I think most folks do. [​IMG]
  4. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    They should always have access to water 24/7. I bought a little waterer at Tractor supply and keep that and their feed in with them at all times. We also already have their large feeder and water hanging in their coop and also in their run. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  5. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    ok water goes in with them tonight.
  6. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    chicks need feed and water 24-7
    they will grow better and will not get sick

    it is a known fact that a chicken left with out feed and water, water especially will take 24 hrs for its body to over come the loss of time without water
    so your defeating your purpose and hindering the birds from growing
    That is why water and feed with young birds is so important
  7. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    i leave it with them 24/7

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