chickens prefering mucky water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by missourichickenmama, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    Every day I provide my flock with fresh clean water, and every day they take 1 sip and look for a muddy puddle and drink out of that instead! [​IMG] does it have more flavor, or are they just weird? will it harm them? do yours do it too? (stupid chickens...)
     
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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Mine does it too, stuuuuuupid chickens!
     
  3. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    We always joke that it adds more flavor... I wonder if that's the reason...
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    lol mine too!
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Not just muddy water. Last year mine were drinking the water off the deck, when it rained, after I stained it. They now have "Clove Brown" innards.

    Imp
     
  6. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have "public" water, or a well???

    I would think they would be real sensitive to the smell/taste of the chlorine and Fluoride-- and probably prefer rain water to it.
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    My cats are the same way. If they can't drink out of the toilet then they want to drink out of the plant saucers. Never from their actual water bowl!

    The chickens have walked away from the freshly-filled water bottle before to drink out of the yucky one that had wet shavings in it. [​IMG]
     

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