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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thehbcrew, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. thehbcrew

    thehbcrew In the Brooder

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    So its been fairly hot here, the chicks seem happy, though my barred rocks like to peck at me a bit. They have plenty of water, and have destroyed all forms of grass/weeds in the section of yard i built for them. I know they cool themselves in the dirt, but should i put out a water bath for them to bathe in? For several hours of the day the only shade seems to be under the coop, which i purposely raised high enough off the ground. Just wondering if they would like a little pool to cool off in.
     

  2. flitter

    flitter Songster

    Mine love it... the dog, too.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Not a bath so much as something with just a couple inches of water in it. They like to wade in something like that once they figure out that it won't eat them lol.
     
  4. thehbcrew

    thehbcrew In the Brooder

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    anything particular you use that i may have lying around the house?
     
  5. galanie

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    Most use old kid's pools but even a dishpan or cake pan will do. Especially one of those square 9x14 ones.
     

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