Do you think this will help them lay more eggs?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HarryBun12, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. HarryBun12

    HarryBun12 Songster

    Jun 28, 2009

    My chickens have really been slacking this spring. If it's not a molt it's broodiness. Ach. So I decided to build a water fountain for them just outside their run for a zen-like experience hoping the soothing sounds of the water will help them to relax. Next I plan on piping in some Enya or Yanni music and lighting some aromatherapy candles.

    Anyway, the resin chicken statue I got at Walmart for $7.00 and the pump I got at a garden center for $12.00. After intubating the chicken statue I buried a cat litter bucket to within an 1 1/2" of the top, put the pump in the bottom, connected the hose to the statue, placed a filtration matt and metal grate on some bricks in the bucket and filled 'er up with water. Lastly I attempted to artfully arrange some rocks around the bucket to hide the rim. Just hope the mosquitoes don't find the fountain.....

  2. kidd42

    kidd42 Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    What a great idea, Love it!
  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    [​IMG] cute.
  4. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    I can see eggs in your future, lots and lots of eggs! Nice work.

  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Of course, it should at least double egg production.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    If that don't work, grab them by the neck and with the other hand grip the bird firmly while sliding you hand towards their feet [​IMG] In other words milk the darn things out! [​IMG] Maybe they will get the message, if not show them a cookbook with roast chicken pictures and ask which way they would prefer [​IMG]
  7. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    Very cool. Nice work too. If egg production increases, let me know. I want to be able to run down to Walmart before everyone else beats me there. You know how a good idea can be contagious, and how we're all looking for that extra edge. Bet Walmart'll never figure out why they had a run on resin chickens.LOL.

  8. AmyQ

    AmyQ In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2011
    whether it works or not, it's really cute!

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