Baby pool in the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Coop de Grille, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know ducks like to swim in a baby pool, but what about chickens? It gets really hot here in the summer and I was wondering if I put a baby pool in the new end of the coop if they will use it.
     
  2. I would try, but just put a little water in it, so the chickens don't drown. But good idea!
     
  3. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love to wade in water when it's hot out.
     
  4. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, they like it a lot better if there is a easy in-out for them and just 2-3 inches of water. Bricks for steps inside and outside of the kiddie pool work well. A couple different entry/exit points make them less anxious because they can get in and out without a hassle from a bossy hen.

    My mom likes to use those shallow black rubber feed pans. Her hens stand in them all day long when it's hot out.
     
  5. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I think I will try a small hard sided baby pool and will make sure there is an entrance for them to easily get in and out.
     
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup!
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    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012

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