Chicken Tractor water supply

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sparticus97, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. sparticus97

    sparticus97 New Egg

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    I'm just starting with a <chicken tractor> and six 5-week old chicks. I have a gallon water jug inside the coop and another gallon outside in the <run>. In the PM, I plan on letting the chicks free roam on our open field around the house. I understand chicks will roam several hundred feet from the tractor. I concerned what the chicks will do for drinking water. There are no streams or any other source of water except at the <chicken tractor>. Will they return to it when the want water?

    Thanks.
    Ken
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    They probably will, but just to be on the safe side, I would spread a couple of waterers around the field.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will return for water. In fact you want them to think of it as home. For only an hour or two in the evening with cool weather they may not need to drink at all. Mine don't.
     

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