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water for day olds

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

  1. chirpy95

    chirpy95 Out Of The Brooder

    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

    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

    Jan 11, 2007
    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

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

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