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watering with a broody?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Animalian, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    I've seen people with shallow water dishes with marbles in them so the chicks don't down. I don't know if my broody could drink from/get enough water from one.

    What do you use to water chicks AND their mother?

  2. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    no one?
  3. TexasToucan

    TexasToucan In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2010
    I have a gallon-sized chick water in with my momma and babies. She drinks just fine. Have you ever seen them drink from shallow puddles?
  4. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Songster

    Maybe you could do a bottle with a chicken nipple for mom? Who knows, maybe even the chicks would drink from it. I think I have read of people using them from day one. Or else use a waterer and put some river rocks in the red trough part. That is what I did when my chicks were in the brooder till I thought they had enough sense not to drown themselves in it. Mom could drink all she wanted that way.

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