If you allow your chickens to free range

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickaroo!, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you be sure that they are getting enough water throughout the day? It's been pretty nice here in VA the last couple of weeks and I've been letting my chickens free range more, but they never go back into their run for drinks of water.
     
  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If possible, have a few water sources around their free range area for them. They will quickly learn where they are.
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have waterers in the yard for them if they dont make it back to the coop and die from thirst its thier own fault. A bird has got to know its limitations. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Putting waterers around in the yard...makes perfect sense!! Thank you [​IMG]
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldnt worry bout them.free ranging chickens can find water if they get thristy or go back to their pen an get a drink.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Exactly!

    Mine just trot back into the run to get a drink, then back to free ranging.
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you could get them all little chick evain water bottles. [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with posts above. Plus it's good for free-range chickens to know where home is by knowing that's where their water and food supply is.
     

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