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How Many Watering Stations in Run?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sierranomad, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. sierranomad

    sierranomad Chirping

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    I'm going to have a small, 15' x 20' run. How many watering stations should I have?

    I was going to have just one, thinking that they can easily walk to it when needed. But do chickens benefit by having more watering stations to encourage them to drink.

    Thank you,
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    I usually only have one water source in a run that size. They'll find it when they get thirsty.
    The benefit of more than one place is if there are bullies or new birds that can be kept from the water. Then I use 2 or more.
     
  3. sierranomad

    sierranomad Chirping

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    Great, thanks.
     

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