Wood chips in water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noodleman, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. noodleman

    noodleman Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it dosn't sound like a major issue, but I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how to keep the chicks from kicking littter into their water. We are cleaning it out hourly. [​IMG]
     
  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
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    Set it up on a stepping stone.
     
  3. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I put my feeder and waterer up on bowels when the chicks get big enough to reach them. I cut an old butter bowl to make it about 2 or 3 inches higher
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Or a brick works too.
     
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    For new chicks I set the waterer on a piece of plywood about a foot square. Works pretty good.
     
  6. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I do is put the waterers on a brick and then I put a paper towel over it, then put the waters on the paper towel. That way I also don't need to clean the brick everyday. I just change the paper towel. I also have wood squares in one brooder also with a paper towel to cover it. But it still seems that I do get chips in the waterers, but not as many as I would if I didn't do anything.
     
  7. noodleman

    noodleman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone.[​IMG]
     
  8. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing but good advice.... [​IMG]

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