chicken poo in the water...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by threehens, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. threehens

    threehens Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I moved the waterer up a couple of inches (on top of an overturned short pot) b/c I was emptying it out constantly o f dirt/debris. Now that it's higher, one stands on top of it and poops right in the water. How do I stop her from getting up there? I can't hang it b/c the handle broke and glue didn't work. No debris, just feces. Guess my change was sort of effective. It's a galvanized 2-gal.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I haven't figured that one out yet either! LOL! The darn things keep sitting on top of my waterer and doing the exact same thing. [​IMG] The only thing that I've figured out to do is to change the water frequently until I can get the babies in the bigger coop where the waterer is hung.

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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    try putting an upside down funnel on it so they can't perch?
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Excellent idea silkie! [​IMG]
     
  5. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try hanging it like you would a hanging house plant......
     
  6. stephen_tx

    stephen_tx Out Of The Brooder

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    You could get some small chain from the hardware store and link it together to make sort of a macrame holder like they used to make in home economics class in high school.

    Stephen_TX
     
  7. MissBHaven

    MissBHaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Glue a wire mesh brillo pad around the top of the waterer. They dont like the feel of it on their feet, and will hop off. Not very pretty, but effective....
     
  8. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:clever,why didn't I think of that. Will
     

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