water hanging or on the ground

the3ofus+oursixchicks

Songster
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
1,273
7
154
alabama
hi, just wanted to know why some people hang their water can? is it better than putting it on the ground? easier for them to get to?
 

wannalive

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
55
0
39
tamms/elco Illinoiis
the theory is, if it is hanging it will be less likely they will get in the water, poop in it.. get dirt in it.. stuff like that.. and wont get tipped over...
 

jennh

Songster
12 Years
Jun 21, 2007
1,370
11
171
Lititz
I don't hang mine, but I DO have it elevated on a cement block so they can't poop in it, or dirt doesn't get kicked/splashed in it. I have no trouble keeping it clean.
 

hennyannie

Songster
8 Years
Mar 12, 2011
1,641
10
131
North Carolina
I place mine up off the ground so they don't throw debris in it. I have 2 bricks with a stepping stone on top to sit my five gallon plastic waterer on.Works great.I tried hanging ones before and they kept swinging it and all the water got throwed out.
 
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the3ofus+oursixchicks

Songster
8 Years
Apr 22, 2011
1,273
7
154
alabama
i am gonna have to do that. i did have mine just on a thin piece of wood just to keep it level. those are good ideas. i love this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

CarolJ

Dogwood Trace Farm
8 Years
Jun 3, 2011
2,003
126
173
Middle Tennessee
I started out with mine on the ground . . . it got nasty within minutes, it seemed. So I installed a hook and hung it. That lasted a couple months, but now they've learned to tip it over and drain all the water out. So I guess I will have to put a cement block under it to keep it steady so they can't tip it over. But the little rascals will figure out some other way to mess it up!
 

BellevueOmlet

Songster
9 Years
Jul 10, 2010
1,469
43
191
I like them out of the way like this:



They can hold more water and do not waste any space. Also they are very clean so you save time since you don't have to scrub them clean like you do with hanging waterers.
 

remuda1

Songster
8 Years
Jun 12, 2011
471
4
101
Granbury, Texas
I like the hanging as well for both food and water. For me they stay a lot cleaner and it gives the birds a little more floor space. When it's very hot, they like to lay under the waterers and I find I don't have food wastage......they peck at any that may fall out. The cups look neat, I would probably like those as well but the ones I have are fine.
 

A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
5,379
194
303
North/Central Florida
In the tractors I hang them.


Keeps the water cleaner and I don't have to take them out before I can move the tractor.

In the hen yard I have them jacked up on blocks. The waterer on top of two blocks with another block off to one side for the shorter birds to stand on so they can reach the water.
 

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