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Water bowl that only allows beak?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheReadyBoys, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster has frostbite on his comb and I am a little bit worried. One thing I read to do is make sure that chickens can only put there beak in the water, or else there comb will become wet and this can cause frostbite. I am going to try to get more ventilation in the coop. But my question is do you know of a water bowl that only allows the beak of the chicken to enter the water. Preferably a DIY, but I may consider buying one. Also, any other tips about how to get rid of/prevent frostbite would be helpful. Thanks!
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Check out plans on here for nipple waterers - I don't have them myself but have heard rave reviews and would like to build some someday!
     
  3. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have heard of them. I will check them out.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frostbite is generally considered to be the result of too much humidity, not from getting wet. I have watched my rooster drink from a bucket; and his comb does not get wet. The solution to too much humidity in the coop is to provide adequate ventilation.

    Chris
     
  5. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, but will -40 degree temperatures have any effect on it?
     

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