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Why dont they drink?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MonkeyZero, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well, Ive been watching my chickes like a hawk, and they havent drank! I have a frisbee and a bowl of water, yet no drinking! Its so annoying. THey eat, but dint drink! Also what does it mean by draft free
     

  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

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    Sep 11, 2007
    Have you dipped their beaks in the water to show them where the water is? You need to do that.
     
  3. Karlachix

    Karlachix Songster

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    Yes, you should try dipping their beaks in the water. That worked for mine.

    Draft free means that you don't want a breeze blowing on them. Their feathers and fluff trap warm air around them which helps keep them warm. If air is blowing on them, it blows away that warm air and they will be colder.
     

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