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Discussion in 'Quail' started by MCM37, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. MCM37

    MCM37 Out Of The Brooder

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    didnt get all the help i needed on my other post but i gots another ? what is the best way to water chicks. so they dont drowned. do the founts work
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've been using shallow trays (between half an inch for buttons and an inch deep for Coturnix) with glass "gems" from the dollar store in them. The "gems" are just like marbles, except they're flat instead of round, just polished glass beads or stones about the length of a postage stamp and half as wide. This has worked really well, the birds can walk across them and still drink in the spaces in between.

    For the trays, I have used either jar lids from things like mayonaise and peanut butter, or small foam trays that produce comes on.

    The only down side I've found is that they do dry out very quickly, so I have to check the birds for water every couple of hours, even during the night (but, the dog usually has to go out a couple times a night, so it's not a problem).
     
  3. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the quail waterer that screws on to the mason jar and set it on a saucer to keep the gunk out of it. The narrow lip keeps them from getting into it and getting soaked like they would with the chick version, but gives room for several to drink at once. I tried filling the saucer with pebbles and putting water in that, but they kept fouling it and were still getting themselves wet. I know a lot of people use drip waterers like you use for guinea pigs, but I haven't tried it myself.
     
  4. MCM37

    MCM37 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank yall, hey about that mason jar deal. that will work with young and old quail?? and where do u get them.
     
  5. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The quail chick water is probably too small for adults, I use regular chick or adult chicken waterers for my adult quail. I bought mine at Tractor Supply. You might check Atwoods, Southern Ag, Orschlen's or online if you can't find them around where you live.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Invest in marbles! They are a lifesaver [​IMG] You can get the chicken mason jar and mount and put marbles in the rim to prevent the chicks from drowning. I use it all the time for 5 years now and it works as a charm. Even button quail and those are tiny tiny [​IMG]

    Feedstores carry the waterers and most webstores that deal with poultry. Just look in the poultry waterers and they are there.
     
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  7. secretquail

    secretquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a shallow tray for the 1st 3-4 days, then move to the mason jar and marbles in the base. Now, and about 2 weeks, they go on water bottles like they have for hampsters and rabbits. It took sticking their beeks in the tube, but it is definitely less messy.
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:I always used jar lids. They couldn't drown in them. [​IMG]
    I would use them for about a week then switch over to a roden water bottle. [​IMG]
     

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