chickens by the lake?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by klf73, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    We live on a lake, well kinda. We live on a lot that has 10 feet to the lake, walkway is about 100 ft from house to the water. Do I need to be concerned about them drowning? Maybe a silly question, but I wasn't sure [​IMG]
  2. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:I can offer this: I have a very small garden pond in my backyard and have never lost a chicken to drowning. They come right up to the edge and drink out of it! ANd I've seen one fly over it because she was too lazy to walk around. Hope someone has a more experienced answer than me for you!
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I wouldn't worry about them drowning:)

    What I would keep in mind though is cleanliness and where the coop is situated especially if that lake is drinking water for you or your neighbors. We live on our towns drinking water source and I just make sure that my pens are a long way from the waters edge

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