make them drink? i can't even lead them to water

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by portlandpeeps, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 13, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    okay, so i wasn't going to heat, but they were predicting low temperatures for the next week and late yesterday i caved...but only a little. i added a 25w red light bulb in the coop. my dh came up with a solution for keeping their water thawed...but i haven't figured out how to get them to come out of the coop to drink it.

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    everyone seems to be quite happy hanging out inside today. should i worry about them dehydrating? my dh doesn't think they'll allow this to happen.
     
  2. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2007
    Maryland 21787
    they are fine.... if they want a drink they will come out.... they will also eat snow.

    They are not using the heatlamp.... so put the water indoors under the heat lamp :)

    I use those reptile heaters too... they are great for keeping small containers un frozen.
     

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