new at this need some help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Paulandjulieann, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Paulandjulieann

    Paulandjulieann New Egg

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    How do I keep there water clean, my birds keep pooping in the water?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can get hanging water-ers - or get the nipple water units, they learn to use them pretty quick and they can't get poo or shavings into it.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Suspend the drinker above ground level, or use nipple drinkers
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you aboard. You already gotten some super advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    I always keep my waterers raised up on over turned plastic pans. (pans for dogs, feeding livestock, etc...) Keeps the birds from pooping and kicking things into the water. Especially for chicks...raise the waterers up on something to help keep their water clean and prevent coccidiosis outbreaks.

    Good luck with your birds and welcome to our flock! :)
     
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! You have been given some great advice and links so I will just say enjoy BYC and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you joined us, and I hope you enjoy BYC! :frow
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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