Can waterers cause wet litter???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cammartinez, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. cammartinez

    cammartinez Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chicken floor is really damp even wet so much.

    Sometimes people say it could be diarrhea but I keep asking my chicken house worker if the poop is wet and he says it is fine. I don't know if the space is sufficient. They like to crowd closer to the door to wait for food all touching each other yet there is other space they could go to. So don't know if it could just be regular pee/poo but just because so many wait in one area.

    When I look at the chicken they seem fine to me.

    I did notice that by the waterers it was really wet. Like even a big puddle by one. These are the traditional type waterers directly on the ground.

    I read waterers can leak but could the birds be partially causing the problem by bumping into them or sloshing the water around somehow?
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I put my waterers on a raised wood platform which has helped a great deal.
     
  3. aart

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    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use regular wateres. We have them up on bricks to keep the bedding out of the water and from getting tipped over. I think it's a pretty safe bet the problem is the wateres and not diarrhea.
     
  5. cammartinez

    cammartinez Out Of The Brooder

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    So a regular block would work? My worker was thinking we needed to get some special stand made to get the waterer off the ground.
     
  6. jimbob86

    jimbob86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you hang the waterers from the cieling?
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, as long as they are stable.
     

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