Water for chickens....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tigerpie, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. tigerpie

    tigerpie In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2014
    Hi Guys
    I have about 2 acres of yard my chickens run around. I have clean water in their coop, but I was wondering if I should leave water around the yard in various places, or will they just go back to the coop whenever they want a drink?
  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chirping

    May 1, 2014
    Spokane WA
    You might want to, just to make it easier for them. But I think they would come back.
  3. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    They'll drink wherever the water is. It will be easier on them if you leave other sources of water, but harder on you. I guess it depends on what you feel like or have time for.

    We have water in the run, plus a small pond (think bathtub sized) in the yard. I let them drink out of the pond until the mosquito larvae are about to hatch, then drain it, wait a day or so and then refill it. I do this perhaps 3-4 times during the summer.
  4. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    I also keep water in the coop and another in the run.
  5. ECBW

    ECBW Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    They will drink from the mud puddles in your 2 acres. So yes, leave some clean water out hopefully they will drink less dirty water.

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