Roosting on the Watering Can

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gutshall, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. gutshall

    gutshall In the Brooder

    Nov 1, 2008
    My new pullets seem to have taught my old girls a new trick. They will now take turns roosting on top of the watering can inside the coop and of course then pooping in the water. There is plenty of roost space. The water cans are the old metal type so they can sit on the heater base for cold winter nights.

    Any suggestions how to stop this?
  2. Babe77

    Babe77 Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Williamsburg, MI
    Do you happen to have a pic of the watering can? I have a metal one that I had problems with them doing the same thing. It hangs from the ceiling. I cut an old bleach bottle and slipped this around the chain and over the can. Now all they do is slid off.
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    I noticed my young pullet doing this yesterday, so I duct taped a funnel to the top of the waterer. Problem solved! Unless she can figure out how to roost on the little 1/2 inch funnel hole thing. LOL

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