Hanging Feeder/Waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickaroo!, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    I'm putting the finishing touches on my new coop. I'll have 9 chickens in it and I was thinking about getting a hanging feeder/waterer. What I'm wondering is will the chickens bump into it and make food or most importantly water spill everywhere?
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Nope it works just fine. I do em that way.
  3. spook

    spook Songster

    oh wow, yeppers, I have a small coop and someone pushes another one and water spills making the house smell musty even in the summer. So mine sits high on a block of wood against the wall under the nest box. That way no one poops in it! Good luck, lots of people do have them hanging, I've just had bad luck. [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I don't hang my waterer. Mine are messy that way.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Both my feeder and waterer are hanging and stay pretty clean. It's important to hang them high enough. They should be level or even a little bit higher than the chicken's back, to where they have to reach for it just a little. Stays lots cleaner that way.

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