How often do you change the big waterer???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nicole01, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I currently keep a 5 gallon waterer outside in the run under the shade and a dog bowl inside the run. I treat the water with vitamins and AVC, but I'm going to wean off the vitamins soon. They are expensive and I'm wasting a bunch when I dump the waterer out.

    Right now I'm changing the 5 gallon waterer about every 2-3 days unless its scorching hot, then daily. The dog bowl gets fresh water everyday. I have a waterer that I can hook up to the hose and it will continually give me fresh water daily, but I do not have it hooked up in fear the iron/mineral pieces will clog it up. We have a well with water full of iron and minerals. [​IMG]
     
  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    I change mine weekly.

    I have a 3 gallon waterer for 3 hens. I have a separate 1 gallon waterer which I'll fill with ice water when it's hot. And to have as a back up so they don't run out of water.

    I don't put anything else in their water. But I do lug that thing all the way to the garage to fill with fresh water. I don't trust what is leaching out of my hose to use that to fill their waterer.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I change my birds water at least once a day (No mater the size of the waterer)..

    Chris
     
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  4. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the time I change it daily, occasionally I miss a day if we are away from the house all day. It gets changed at least six times a week.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe I won't fill it as full and change it daily. I'm also in the habit of washing the waterer every time I change the water too.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I change my 5 gallon waterer when it gets low (1/4 or less water from the bottom) and that is about every 3 days. I also put ACV in the water.
     
  7. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 gal and a 1 gal for 4 girls. I usually change mine everyother day along with avc but will change daily if hot out.
     
  8. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2
     
  9. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every two or three days.
     
  10. islandchix

    islandchix Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 1 gallon for my 4 gals and change it everyday, though sometimes I skip a day if its still pretty full.
     

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