Water choices for new chicks

lilysmom(5A)July 23, 2008

Hello.

I was wondering what would be the best water choice for new chicks: water from a deep sulphur well, water from a house well through a water-softening system, or rainwater collected from downspouts off of a metal-roofed shed.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Kathy

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sullicorbitt(z5 MA)

Hi Kathy,
I would recommend using the water that you drink, if it's good for you.... chances are it will be good for them :)

Sheila

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 5:41PM
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gardengalrn(5KS)

Ditto what Sheila said. Do you have some concerns in particular? Lori

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 2:59AM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

Rainwater will be fine unless you have a really nasty metal on the roof (like arsenic).

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 4:37AM
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Dibbit(z7b SC)

For very young to adolescent birds, I think I would be a little leery of water off the roof - who knows if the birds perching on it and pooping on it may have some disease. Once the chicks are older, I would think that the roof run-off would be fine, but for youngsters still growing up, I wouldn't use it. House or well water water should be fine.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 1:33PM
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