chickens keep pooping in their water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by foureyeddragon, May 21, 2012.

  1. foureyeddragon

    foureyeddragon In the Brooder

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    Is this normal? [​IMG] No matter where I put it, in the run, in the coop, on the ground, on a concrete block, the chickens keep pooping in their water dish. Is there anything I can do to keep them from pooping in their water? Right now I am changing their water several times a day because of this issue.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Chickens poop everywhere. Get a waterer that they can not stand in.
     
  3. BeulahBreezes

    BeulahBreezes Songster

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    I put ours up on a small brick......they don't stand on it anymore!
     
  4. debid

    debid Crowing

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    My chickens can't poop in their water because it's in a closed container overhead with nipples to drink from on the bottom. Works great!
     
  5. hereorthere

    hereorthere Songster

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    Did this too! Amazing how much cleaner the water is!
     
  6. 7 Biddies

    7 Biddies Crowing

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    A very simple answer is to invert a large funnel on the top of the waterer (and feeder) so they can't sit on it.
     

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