Simple/Safe Anti Perching Device?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Briyon, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Briyon

    Briyon Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any suggestions or pictures of a simple and safe anti-perching device. I recently finished my coop and have a large waterer (one of those domed plastic ones. I have ample perching in the coop (with poop catching trays) but at least one of the chickens loves to get up on top of the waterer and poop. If I could prevent this I could eliminate having to clean poop out of the water ever day! I have come up with a couple of ideas but wanted to see what the experts on the forum had already come up with.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Hang something up there, like a bucket or birdfeeder squirrel-guard or a trashcan lid or a coffee can half-filled with set cement or plaster. Hang it right over the center of the waterer, with just a couple inches clearance. You get the right object, it's foolproof [​IMG]

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  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Brain,

    Is the water on the floor? Or it hanging already?

    If it is in the floor hanging it will often make it hard to balance and often they stop trying to get on top.


    Mike
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  4. davidr

    davidr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a large plastic funnel and silicone it to the top, or if it has a chain run the chain through the funnel

    Good luck,

    David
     

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