1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

water for day olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chirpy95, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. chirpy95

    chirpy95 Out Of The Brooder

    11
    0
    22
    Oct 29, 2008
    I have two new hatchling a day old (they have been hatched by my two broody hens so they are outside in a coop)and i have a flat bucket lid 1cm high with water in it for them, the only problem is i have to keep refilling it about 3 times a day (when they drink it all or tip it over) i am going away for a few weeks and a friend is looking after them but she can only come over once a day to refill there water. does anyone have a sugestion or differnt method to solve my problem.
    thanks, maddz:jumpy [​IMG]
     
  2. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    866
    0
    139
    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    You need a proper small poultry waterer. Put marbles in the water trough part so the chicks can't drown.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    50
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    Agree, get a baby chick waterer which uses a quart jar and should be enough to last them a day for your friend's visits.
     
  4. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    11,140
    142
    321
    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    Take 'em with you! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by