i have inbreed chicken

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by skylar, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. skylar

    skylar In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2008
    they kill themselves buy jumping in the water bowl

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    You need a shallower water bowl and put marbles or rocks in it.
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    We used to have that problem a lot, the chickens would drown in the water tanks we had for other livestock. Use a shallower water dish, one they can climb out of easily if they accidentally fall in. For my adult chickens, I use a shallow black rubber feed pan, the style popular for graining horses out of. It's about 12 inches across and 8 inches deep. (I like to keep a lot of water out for them, since it's hot here and they also have to share it with wildlife that sneaks in for a free drink--don't want the chickens to run out accidentally) For bantams or young birds, I'd use a very shallow dish, or one of those chick waterers that has a red (at least they used to be red, I assume they still are) base and a plastic jar that holds the water to dispense it into the base a little at a time. Feed stores should carry them.

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