okay. we all know we're supposed to have clean water. so nobody start thinking i'm say that's not necessary. but, i do toss my old water in mudholes, small or large, i've made around the yard for them to dig in. or, just dump into a puddle on the ground. they love the old water better, usually. it has weird gunkies in it they can dig for. they will go stand in teh middle of the old water as soon as i toss it out and look for chicken treasures which i think are not people treasures, but there you go. do yours ever prefer their old water to the new water. maybe i could pre dirty their new water for them. here, haul a forty pound bucket of water and along the way toss weird random dirty stuff into it. lol. they'd probably like it so much better. and a grateful chicken is a tasty chicken, no?