Chickens can drink from the weirdest places -pics-

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by GammaPoppyLilyFlutter, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    This evening, I attempted a photo shoot. However, my pullets weren't very photogenic tonight.

    Until they came upon the fire pit and decided they were thirsty.

    The fire pit hasn't been used in years, and it's been washed out by rain. Since I'm in California, there's only rain. No snow. Since there was recent rain (a LOT of rain) the fire pit is full of water.


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    Yes, they are drinking water right from the fire pit. Sorry it's so dark, it was taken in the evening.

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    Now, the chickens have a lot of perfect water dishes scattered around the yard in case they get thirsty. However, they prefer the crazy little tins that are NOT water dishes, like some containers under the grill that are also filled with rainwater. But this is the first time they drank out of this.

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  2. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! chickens will drink out of a puddle on the walk right after I have washed & filled their dish...silly girls!
     
  3. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aren't they just so cute when they drink? In the summer when I change their warmed up water for fresh cold, they can't wait to get at it.
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can put there waterers outside and they will drink from a bucket so now I just fill the bucket everyday and leave the waterers in the coop.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I would just fill a bucket or two, as well, if it weren't for my Cayuga pair o' ducks trying to get all the way into buckets with water in 'em. Chickens deserve SOME clean water.

    Even if the chickens do drink out of the goldfish pond, the ducks' water/splash tub, and icky puddles everybody has just trodden through.
     
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  6. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Quote:Oh, I do. There are numerous clean water dishes scattered around the yard for them to drink from, but their favorite water dishes are the ones that just happen to be there, not that are set specifically for them.
     
  7. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    Quote:Oh, I do. There are numerous clean water dishes scattered around the yard for them to drink from, but their favorite water dishes are the ones that just happen to be there, not that are set specifically for them.

    At least your chickens go for actual containers. [​IMG] Ours will take a tiny puddle made by a little spilled water over their actual waterer.
     
  8. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Quote:Oh, I do. There are numerous clean water dishes scattered around the yard for them to drink from, but their favorite water dishes are the ones that just happen to be there, not that are set specifically for them.

    At least your chickens go for actual containers. [​IMG] Ours will take a tiny puddle made by a little spilled water over their actual waterer.

    They do that too.
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    See the cracks in between the bricks on the patio? If it's wet, they will slurp up the water that's trapped in there [​IMG]
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine will walk by the clean waterer to get to the puddle outdoors, every time, to the point I'm tempted to quit filling waterers. I did put the heaviest one away.
     
  10. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    so funny
     

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