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post #1 of 7
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I've seen so many recomendations for hanging the feeders and/or waterers off the ground, on a chain or rope etc.
The reason always seems to keep the chickens from pooping in it.
OK, I understand that.

what I dont understand is,
Why is hanging it from the ceiling better than placing it up on a pedestal, stand, blocks, etc. ???

it would still be off the ground, and out of pooping range, so why is it that everyone recommends "Hanging", as opposed to just "Off the Ground level" ???

I'm just starting out here, need all the help I can get !
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I'm just starting out here, need all the help I can get !
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post #2 of 7

1. so that they can't get into a fight and knock them over and spill food/water everywhere.
2. so they can't roost or poop in/on the food/water container.
I hope this helps you out in understanding why.

    Good luck to you

Youre just jealous because my chickens only talk to me.....:-P
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Youre just jealous because my chickens only talk to me.....:-P
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post #3 of 7

Hanging them assures they remain level--even if hit by a chicken--and therefore fill properly. This is especially helpful for waters. wink

My current family:     A kooky Belgian Malinois, a feisty Pembroke Welsh Corgi,  2 ponds full of friendly fish
                        a small parrot, 1 BR, 1 SS, 1 BLRW, 1 EE and of course a wonderful, understanding husband!
               
                                         Arguing is pointless.    It can hurt your head too.
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My current family:     A kooky Belgian Malinois, a feisty Pembroke Welsh Corgi,  2 ponds full of friendly fish
                        a small parrot, 1 BR, 1 SS, 1 BLRW, 1 EE and of course a wonderful, understanding husband!
               
                                         Arguing is pointless.    It can hurt your head too.
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post #4 of 7

I set mine up on a cinder block, but they knocked it over twice. Now it hangs on a chain from the ceiling rafter.

My water buckets are on the ground, but attached to the wall so that they can't tip either.

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One thing is for sure. The price of a dead hen is a dead pred.
Trapping the trap-savvy raccoon
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post #5 of 7

All of the above and in the case of tractors it means I don't have to take them out before I can move the thing.

.....Alan.

Chance favors the prepared mind.
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Chance favors the prepared mind.
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post #6 of 7

Also, if they're hanging, less chance vermin will get into the feed.  If its sitting on something, the mice will just climb on up...

Passionate about my husband, my chickens, and my flower gardens (in that order).  Mom to quality, bearded Partridge, Blue, Splash, Porcelain, Black & Paint Silkies.  NPIP & AI cert. Memeber ASBC, APA, & ABA
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Passionate about my husband, my chickens, and my flower gardens (in that order).  Mom to quality, bearded Partridge, Blue, Splash, Porcelain, Black & Paint Silkies.  NPIP & AI cert. Memeber ASBC, APA, & ABA
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post #7 of 7

I have some hanging on the outside and on blocks inside the coop.  The ones outside stay a lot cleaner ~ the ones inside get wood chips in them even though they are raised.

~ Julie ~


If Timmy had a German Shepherd he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place.

Ameraucanas, FBCMs, BOs, BLRW, EEs, bantam Cochins, Black Australorps, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, White leghorns, and Bobwhite Quail.   1 Beagle, 2 German Shepherd Dogs, 1 cat, lots of honeybees,  2 grown daughters and a very handy and understanding husband!

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~ Julie ~


If Timmy had a German Shepherd he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place.

Ameraucanas, FBCMs, BOs, BLRW, EEs, bantam Cochins, Black Australorps, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, White leghorns, and Bobwhite Quail.   1 Beagle, 2 German Shepherd Dogs, 1 cat, lots of honeybees,  2 grown daughters and a very handy and understanding husband!

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