Baby chicks are starting to show up at homes across the United States, arriving by mail-order and pick-up at local feed stores and farm supply outlets. Clif and I thought now would be the perfect time to show you how to make your own poultry waterer and feeding trough. Poultry supplies don’t have to be expensive, the majority of the time you can simply reuse something you already have and it will work just fine. We made this video to show you what we mean:
While commercial feeder and waterers for baby chicks work just fine, they can take up lots of space in your brooder. Limited space to move around makes baby chicks more prone to pecking, out of boredom. Our fix for this is to use the smaller waterer and feeding trough, until we put the chicks in the chicken house.
Here are some pictures of our babies in the brooder:
Araucana chick using homemade waterer.
Do you know how to care for baby chicks? Check out our Chick Care post and videos for helpful tips and tricks.