When can i lose my marbles?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by k_long, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. k_long

    k_long Out Of The Brooder

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    I have marbles in the watering dish for my chicks so they don't drown when will they lose the urge to drown themselves. They are currently 8 days old
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I never used marbles just the chick waterer!
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I never used marbles either, but my waterer was so small I doubt a gnat could have drowned in it. If you're using one of the chick waterers, I'd say they're plenty old enough to have learned the ins/outs of the waterer. If its a deep or large waterer, or just a bowl or pan, I might go to 2 weeks???
     
  4. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I lost my marbles somewhere between 'we should get a few chickens' and "20 in the brooder" [​IMG]

    Oh....water marbles! Somewhere around the end of week 1. After they have their balance, and are getting around good.
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I think you have to wait until you're at least 75 before you can officially lose your marbles.
     
  6. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    I lost my marbles when the husband said "come on honey, lets buy the farm, it'll be FUN!".

    Chick marbles- I leave them a while, it doesn't hurt.
     
  7. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Quote:Hate to say it, but there's evidence in the brooder that you've lost your marbles already [​IMG]
     
  8. Doormantnt

    Doormantnt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usually when they are up and about real good.

    BUT....WOW you have really open a can here with a question like that....

    I can say if you are anything like most of us here.......your last marble is bouncing around in that brooder...

    TNT
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you have done great keeping them in there 8 days. I'd take the marbles out now.

    And I've officially lost my marbles............I have chicken-on-the-brain 24X7. If I'm not thinking about what breeds I want to add to my flock, then I'm thinking about the design of the next coop DH needs to build for me.
     

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