Hanging waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by desertgirl, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009

    We are designing our coop, and my husband is convinced that we need to hang the water supply to keep it clean. Anyone done this? Will they flap up to it?[​IMG]

  2. jholler

    jholler In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    Jonesboro, AR
    I can't figure out how to keep them from sitting on top of it and pooping in it, if you do, I'd love to see pics!
  3. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I tried a hanging water. They bumped it around, sloshing it. Also, with my winter heated waterer, I wanted to protect the cord, so it works best for me to set my waterer on a brick at about the hens' back height.
  4. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    i have a water thing that has a cone shaped lid, and it sits on a platform. The platform has a grated top so any spillage goes thru without rusting it.
  5. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Our waterer is sitting on a cinderblock. It stays clean.

    To keep them from flying up and pooping on the waterer, tie a chunk of wood to the end of a long piece of twine or heavy string. Then nail the twine to the ceiling of your coop so that the chunk of wood hangs an inch above the top of the waterer. The chickens will try to fly on top of the waterer and will hit the chunk of wood instead. It scares them. Since I've done this (almost a year ago) I haven't had poo on my waterer once.
  6. Silkie's Grandma

    Silkie's Grandma In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2008
    West-Central Wisconsin
    why can't you just place the water up off the floor (I have a little steel rack that I designed for this very purpose - (keeps the shavings out of the water) A swinging / heavy waterer could hurt a bird if it hits them. (bear in mind - the water needs to be lowered when you have chicks - during this time I keep water & feed for the chicks in a area that the chicks can get to by running under a gate & the adults can't get in there)
  7. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009
    Quote:What a great idea! I will have him look at all of these great answers-thanks, as always.

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