I bought a new heated drinker for winter, and placed it in the coop. I had been using 3 regular drinkers outside until it got below freezing. The chickens all like to sit on top of the drinkers and then their poop falls into the water tray at the bottom. This wasn't a huge problem before because I had 3 drinkers, and I would just tip them daily to flush it out. Now that I only have the one (kind of expensive) and I have to keep it in the coop to be plugged in, it's becoming an issue. I keep having to flush the poopy water out, but then that takes half the water out of the drinker and I have to refill more often. 2 Any suggestions on how to keep them from sitting on top? I thought about building a corner shelf above it (since it sits in the corner) so they could sit on the shelf - which might keep the poop from falling in the water. What do you all think?