Chicks Keep Using Waterer as Roost

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, my 5 weekers have decided that our waterer makes a great roost. They have roosts in the brooder, but the waterer is the place to hang out. Any suggestions as to how to keep them off of it? I have reaised it up, but that didn't make a difference.

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Can you glue or duct tape a styrofoam cone to the top? My 4 weekers are doing that too and keep tipping it over so this is what I might try.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I put a cone over the top of mine. What I did was cut off the bottom a bleach bottle and slipped it over the waterer, upside down. Why a bleach bottle? 'Cos it fit!

    Any sort of tapered container, even a funnel wold do as well. Also, hanging the waterer is an option.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine did that a few times then moved on to platforms, roosts, etc. It's like they fixate on toys or something...[​IMG]
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    It also has to do with the fact that chickens naturally want to "go up," to borrow an old term.
    Anythign in their environment that allow for that is fair game.
     

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