HELP!!!!! terrible owner

micstrachan

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I would make sure they have water first thing when they wake up. Since it isn't blistering summer heat, I think they will be OK, but may need a little TLC. Anyone laying right now might stop for a bit. Why would their water be gone already?
 

ShannonR

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What??

How many chickens, and how much water did they get on Sunday? Try a bigger water dish (bucket, even) for this sort of emergency
 

micstrachan

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I just reread your original post. Are you saying they received water at around 4:00pm and you expected it to be gone by 7:00 or 8:00pm? Wouldn't they have gone to roost by around 5:00pm and the water would have been there in the morning still? Or would it be frozen and that is the problem? Considering that they sleep at night, if you can make sure they have water when they wake up, they will have gone one full day (but not more) without water, correct?
 

Dpyskaty325

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Thanks! They have water. Everyone was sleeping when they walked in. Still trying to transition to winter so they had a smaller pan, would not have gone crazy if they had their normal summer setup. Thanks for all your concern!
 

2 many chickens

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Thanks! They have water. Everyone was sleeping when they walked in. Still trying to transition to winter so they had a smaller pan, would not have gone crazy if they had their normal summer setup. Thanks for all your concern!
I don't get it but okay.
Glad they didn't die of thrist!!
Maybe next time make sure you leave plenty of water or have someone else to tend to your dying of thrist birds!
 

SoCalChickenista

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Great news!

Putting together a winter strategy so that you're not stressed out again and your chickens don't get stressed either?

I say that freely admitting I never have to deal with water freezing so I have nothing useful to offer. Just hoping you won't have to face this issue again!
 

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