Wet bedding, immediate change?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bethwood01, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    My 6 day old chicks managed to tilt their waterer so that all the water leaked out into their bedding. All their bedding is now wet. Not sopping, but definitely wet. Do I need to change it immediately? Or can it wait until I take them outside tomorrow afternoon?
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sooner then later would be better
     
  3. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    I figured. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    At a few days old, if they get damp they could catch a bad chill... best to change it now...

    Might use a brick or tile to put the waterer on to prevent that... :)
     
  5. Flock Master64

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    X2 I learned that the hard way
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    So did I... came home after a few hours trip to almost every single chick dead from a chill due to the water leaking out all over in the brooder... :(
     
  7. Flock Master64

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    Mine didn't die
     
  8. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    It's changed out.
     
  9. Flock Master64

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    Great!
     

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