Broodies knocking over food

Qi Chicken

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How do you feed your broodies when in wire cages. Two buff orps have knocked their water and food bowls over about 20 times today. Big mess. I tried to wire the containers to the side and it didn't work very well, wire slips down and then they knock it over again. Can they drink out of a gerbil/hamster type thing?

Thanks. One day and they are still broody as all get out. Puff up like q-tips when you go in there.
 

Judy

Crowing
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Feb 5, 2009
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Some of my chickens learned to drink from a rabbit waterer, some didn't, but they had a regular waterer available, too. Drill a hole in the feed container and wire through that.

Is this to break broodiness? If they are getting up 20 times a day they may not be broody any more. Chickens puff up, like other animals, as a warning, and not just when broody. Ever watch two roos pretend to fight?
 

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