I wasn't a big fan on leaving a bowl of water out in the run for the hens to dirty up and spill over so I decided to make a waterer for them. The waterer is a 5 gallon bucket with a lid and 5 poultry nipples at the bottom. I have 3/4 inch PVC piping running from the lid and out to were I can fill it up from the outside of the run, never needing to go into the run to refill the water. The hens are used to drinking from the bowl/tub of water, and I feel better knowing there drinking water. I observed the hens today for about 2 hours when I took the bowl of water out of the run and I noticed the hens pecking at the ice and snow, I'm guessing to get a drink of water. I felt bad and put the bowl back into the run so they can drink. What can I do to get my hens to drink from the waterer? The waterer sometimes has a small drip every now and then so wouldn't the hens pick up on that when they get thirsty? I plan on sticking to my guns this time and not giving in. Any tips/tricks or helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. I will post some pictures tomorrow of the waterer.