Hi everyone. I have a question about why chickens like drinking dirty water. We always have lots of fresh water available to our hens at various locations in the run and in the yard where they free range. However, I've noticed that when it rains our hens also drink from the puddles of water in the mud. They even like to sip the compost tea that drips out of our compost tumbler . Do your chickens prefer dirty water over clean water? Maybe they like the flavor of dirty water better. I can't figure it out. But then again, they are chickens.