Chickens locked in coop all day

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Laurie3060, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Laurie3060

    Laurie3060 New Egg

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    Help! When getting the hens up this morning we didn't unlock the bottom door out into their run, I only realised this when I came to put them to bed. They were trapped in the underneath bit and they had food but NO water! When I realised they had gone all day without water I immediately got them some to drink on the perch, one hen drank lots and meant the others didn't get as much, I will make sure though in funture the door is always opened. Will they be okay having only a few sips of water in a day? Will they die or become very ill? PLEASE COULD SOMEONE HELP AS I AM VERY WORRIED!!
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was only for one day and they had the option to drink when you came home then they should be fine. :)
     
  3. Ridgerunner

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    In the long term they will be fine. In the short term they will be fine but you might see a disruption in egg laying. They will get over it.
     
  4. Laurie3060

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    okay thanks
     
  5. Laurie3060

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    Right, I'll watch out for that, thank you.
     

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