Chickens wont get water in the snow

CIuck

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Are you sure they aren't walking over the hay to the water fount at any time during the day? Keep in mind that they drink a lot less water in cold weather and they will also eat snow for hydration.
We covered the coop so I cant see them drinking. I didnt know that they drink less in cold weather, thats good to know
 

GC-Raptor

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I keep water in the coop and in the pen.
It's snowing here, nearly 10 inches at 6 am.
I cleared the snow around the coops and neither the pullets nor hens will come out this morning.
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Temps 20 F with 8 mph winds gusting to 22.
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My coops are well ventilated. GC
 

CIuck

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I keep water in the coop and in the pen.
It's snowing here, nearly 10 inches at 6 am.
I cleared the snow around the coops and neither the pullets nor hens will come out this morning. View attachment 2452746 View attachment 2452747
Temps 20 F with 8 mph winds gusting to 22. View attachment 2452751
My coops are well ventilated. GC
I dont have any ventilation at this moment (I know, I should get on that). I think i might be better to keep the water outside in case of frostbite for my coop
 

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