water hanging or on the ground

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    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?
  2. wannalive

    wannalive In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    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...
  3. jennh

    jennh Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    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.
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  5. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    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![​IMG]
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    I hung mine cuz I wanted nothing under the feeder or the waterer. Clear space for cleaning or whatever. Like this.

  8. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    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.
  9. remuda1

    remuda1 Songster

    Jun 12, 2011
    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.
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    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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