hay in my water >:-(

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by iluvsedward, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    how can i stop hay from getting in my waterer???? its semi automatic its white and the waterer part is red i was thinking poultry wire, but i dont know if my hens would be able to drink out of it.
    i already have it raised from the ground on a cinder block
    and yet they never fail to get hay in it
     
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  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you hang it?
     
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    ive tried, they just spill it till its run out or try to perch on it and end up,well lets just say,not dry
     
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  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    anybody else??
     
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    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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  6. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    goodbye [​IMG]
     
  8. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have a huge bucket in one of our chicken pens. I never see anything in that thing. It stays clean other than a little bit of dirt.

    I don't know of anything to keep the hay out though. they are chickens . They are gonna be messsssy. lol [​IMG]
     
  9. tomcatbubba

    tomcatbubba Out Of The Brooder

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    1) Either build a little platform for the waterer out of 2x4s and plywood that is higher than the cinder block and has little steps so they can get up and reach the platform. I think about 2 feet tall should do it.

    2) Figure out why they are throwing hay into the waterer. If they are just walking on the hay it shouldn't reach the waterer, but if they think there is food in the hay then their scratching will throw it. You might consider moving the feeder if it is close by. If it were me I'd just build the raised platform.....[​IMG]
     
  10. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    good idea, i will try it. when they scratch they get hay in it
     

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