Waterer for new chicks. Need ideas!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by meggers32, May 4, 2009.

  1. meggers32

    meggers32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    We had our first chicks born yesterday (at least I think, it could have been 2 days ago) and we are not as prepared for it was a little unexpected. I have the feed and brooder ready but the waterer is a problem. I can't get to the feed store to buy the waterer until tomorrow, but the chicks need water, so does anyone have ideas for a makeshift one? Pics maybe?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cracker

    Cracker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used the lid of a jar on many occasions. Put some marbles or pebbles in the lid so the chicks don't drown.
     
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    Take a big lid or shallow bowl and add water then take another small bowl and turn it upside down in the first bowl so you have about an inch all around for the chicks to get water. If it's too deep, add rocks.

    This works better because it keeps the chicks out of the water. With the rocks, they can still get on the rocks and get wet.
     
  4. meggers32

    meggers32 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the ideas, that was really fast!![​IMG]
     
  5. jaredslilcluckers

    jaredslilcluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    WE BUT A SMALL BOWL IN OURS
     
  6. jaredslilcluckers

    jaredslilcluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    what i mint to say was we put ours in asmall bowl.
     
  7. xtremevermonter

    xtremevermonter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the bowl idea
     
  8. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get a small saucer or shallow bowl, then a juice bottle, like the individual sized ones...drill or poke a hole 1/4" from the bottom. set the bottle in the saucer, fill it w/water and put on the lid quick...tada!
     

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