Waterer Or Trough

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chookies123, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Chookies123

    Chookies123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am watering my chooks in an open trough and was wondering if I need to scrub this because there is stuff growing on the sides. Would it be easier and safer for my chooks to drink through a waterer
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there,
    It really depends on what's easiest for you and what the biddies like. Whether you use a trough or waterer, all have to be scrubbed out frequently to prevent the growth of algae & bacteria. In the cold weather I usually wash mine weekly, in the summer every other day, [​IMG]
     
  3. Chookies123

    Chookies123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Heaps,
    I think I'll go with a waterer just because my trough gets dirt in it and my girls step in it.
     
  4. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah - they're not exactly house proud are they? [​IMG] I find if I don't hang the waterer high enough, they manage to scratch straw, poop & allsorts into the water.........
     

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