Water Feature in the Coop - Bird Bath?

chick-n-pigs

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 19, 2012
46
6
24
Lakewood, CO
I noticed when I pour water or have a running hose running the gals they love to drink from the stream of water and play in the flowing water. This made me think they would like a water feature in the coop. Possibly a garden fountain or other setup.

Has anyone done something similar? Do chickens like to play in a bird bath? Thanks for the input.
 

Queen Bee

In the Brooder
7 Years
Sep 2, 2012
75
4
41
North Carolina
I never noticed my girls trying to play in the stream of water but I used a large dishpan type water bowl.. They would sit in it when it was really hot, they would walk thru it and drink and sit around the edges of the pan.. One day I found the prettiest blue egg laying in the water.. Seems my Ameraucanas liked it really well... Let us know it turns out..
 

Queen Bee

In the Brooder
7 Years
Sep 2, 2012
75
4
41
North Carolina
I would think that the fountain would need daily cleaning .My 'dish pan required daily care. The fountains that have the bucketa/tubs buried would be a pain to maintain.
 

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