curious about water

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by penquin, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. penquin

    penquin Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep water in the coop and outside. My 5 rocks will drink outside but rarely inside, their food is also inside so I don't understand. Could someone explain this for me please

    Thanks all
     
  2. ChickenMack

    ChickenMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know the answer but I will share. In the summer, I keep water both inside and outside the coop- they exclusively drink from the water outside- their food is always kept inside. In the winter, I take away the outside water due to freezing and so they drink the inside water with no problems.
     
  3. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is very similar to what I do, minus the extra waterer inside the coop in the summer.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know. Mine drink in the coop, in the run, from the dog's bowl and anywhere else.
     
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Chickens can be arbitrary when it comes to eating and drinking. I wouldn't worry about it. I would simply humor the birds and let them eat ans drink where they want.
     
  6. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    It's always better to have more watering stations than they'll need to use than not have enough. Even in winter. Chickens are like little kids - they get distracted by other things and sometimes forget to do what's good for them unless you put it right in front of them.
     

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