Water and food - just pawns in the game of chicken

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joypeters, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. joypeters

    joypeters In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2010
    northridge, california
    our girls make a MESS of their food and water if i keep them locked in their run/coop during the day. they scrape the floor of the run into the water, smoosh the pine shavings into the food, and generally tear up the joint.

    question: how can i keep their water and food clean, while still leaving it out for them to get at?

    thanks! joy
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    some ppl use hanging food and water, hanging so the shortest chicken doesn't have to stretch, but the tallest cannot kick stuff into it.
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I use metal hanging feeder that is positioned head high. And place their waterer up on bricks or a turned over feed pan.

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