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waterer for babies running with adults?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ccmarie, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. ccmarie

    ccmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2008
    Yuma, Arizona
    I have a momma duck with two babies (I assume the question would be the same for chickens), and I'm worried about the babies getting access to the water. I don't think they can reach a very deep container, but when I added a special shallow one the adults come and drink the water too quickly, so I have to refill several times a day. Does anyone else have babies in with adults? How do you keep them watered? Thanks.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    For broodies I just use the regular plastic waterers (white top, red base), 1,3, or 5 gal and just put rocks/marbles in the base if I am afraid of the chicks/ducklings falling into them... if the edges are a little high I will put a brick or board by the base for the babies to get up on.

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