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Does anyone grease their waterer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BBQJOE, Aug 25, 2016.


    BBQJOE Songster

    Sep 25, 2015
    Void where prohibited.
    I'm about to. I have one of those 8gal galvanized things.
    The rooster flies up, sits on top of it, crows, and poops in the water tray.

    What a jerk!
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016

  2. No, never done that or heard of doing it. But I would be interested to hear how it works for you. Also you can hang the waterer to make it more difficult to sit on (if you didn't already). Or you can buy a large funnel cone to sit on top so they can't fly on top of it.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2016
  3. carlf

    carlf Chirping

    Jul 2, 2016
    Mobile, AL
    It happens. that or they scratch & throw bedding, dirt & poop all over into everything.
    You just have to clean it out.

    Waters should be about chest level, makes it easier for them to drink.

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