Roosting on top of food and water containers. help!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Charlotte chicken mama, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Charlotte chicken mama

    Charlotte chicken mama Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens loves to roost on top of both the food and the water container. There are two roosts in their coop so not sure why she insists on sitting on top of the waterer and pooping in the water. I am having to change the water multiple times a day. I have put in a rabbit waterer and the girls will sometimes drink from that. Any ideas on how to stop Lola from roosting on the waterer and feeder?
     
  2. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We had a hen doing that too. On our 5 gal waterer we put zip ties around the handle so she couldn't stand on it and no one has yet.
     
  3. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a funnel on the top they wont be able to stand on it...
     
  5. Charlotte chicken mama

    Charlotte chicken mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help! I will try the milk jug on top of the feeder and also see if it will work on our plastic gallon waterer. Glad to know my hen is not the only naughty one!
     

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