Watering chicks 12 wk old while traveling do they Need water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by J chick, May 26, 2017.

  1. J chick

    J chick Just Hatched

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    I am driving my horses and chicks to Colorado 1 June from Texas how often do I need to give them water while traveling ?
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Have you seen nipple waterers?
    You may want to add one in their "moving cage"

    How long is the road trip?
     
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I would at least offer them water every 4 hours, or when ever you do a pit stop.
     
  4. J chick

    J chick Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the advice about nipple waterer!!!! Do you just plug into a tank!?!??
     
  5. J chick

    J chick Just Hatched

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    Thanks soooo mich!
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    You can "screw" a nipple into just about any plastic container/soda bottle/milk jug/water bottle.
    You just gotta make sure you poke a tiny hle in the top of the container so the water will flow.
    If you like I will find a link of a "how to" and post it for you??
     
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  7. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd go with the nipple waterers, watching how often & much my chickens drink in warmer weather (nothing compared to Texas and other locations you'll be driving through), I wouldn't want to leave them without water for long. Where abouts in this lovely state are you headed?
     
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  8. donaltman3

    donaltman3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a 4 pack from tractor supply company for 5 bucks. The first pack I tried leaked a little so I swapped for a different pack. No leaks what so ever and super easy to do. I drilled 3/8 holes put some thread tape on the nipples and screwed them into a five gallon bucket. No leaks! You can do it with a coke bottle lid as well and zip tie them to whatever you are carrying them in.
     
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  9. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Forget the mess of waterers on a trip. You can cover both feed and water by moistening their feed. Unless it's very hot, they will be fine for several hours without water if their food is wet.
     
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