This may be an odd question but is rainwater bad for my chickens? I was thinking of making a system to collect rain water near my coop and then using that water to change their water instead of the faucet on the side of the house.(it would be closer and easier...) One of the major problems is that my house faucet is turned off for the winter. My wife isn't going to like me bringing the chicken stuff in the house to add water so it's going to be a chore very soon! I know the rain water will freeze eventually too but it would help me quite a bit when it's not frozen, which it normally won't. I was thinking...In the summer months sometimes bugs and such hatch from water. If this happened to the rain water barrel, is that bad or is that not a big deal? If i put a screen up, it should keep leaves out so in general, it should be clean, right? Any downsides or should i not waste my time? This is my first 3-4 months with chickens so i'm very new but I have learned a TON here! Any pictures or links to your watering system would be great too! Thanks!