How often to change the water?

tanyizzle

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I have 6 chickens in my coop currently (only like 9 weeks old I think) and have a rather large waterer. Do I need to change the water out often or is it fine as long as it stays clean and theres plenty of it?
 

tanyizzle

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 17, 2011
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Its shaded and remains fairly cool... Any other experiences? Its a pain to change until I get a hose ran out to where it is, thats why i ask.
 

EmtheFishLady

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Jan 13, 2011
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I change everyone's water at least twice a day. Basically if I wouldn't drink it, I don't want them to either.
 

BarefootMom

Songster
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Jul 20, 2010
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I don't worry about it.

as long as it is clean and they have planty don't worry about it.

I think of my chickens as any other livestock- you would drain large cow waterer every day- you just fill it up.
 

codymax2

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I put a little apple cider vinegar in mine and it seems to keep longer, I change mine 2-3 times a week? Never had a problem. Hope that helps=)
 

BellevueOmlet

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Jul 10, 2010
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It depends what type of waterer it is. There is a lot less maintenance if you use Chicken Waterer Cups like these:


If you have a hanging waterer, I would change it daily and give it a good cleaning out weekly so green growth does not get in the water.
 

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