Waterer outside?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrbstephens, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    My chicks stay locked up in the hen house from 8pm to 8am. I moved the waterer outside because I didn't want it to spill inside. I'm trying the DLM and want to keep it dry. When I let the chicks out today they made a beeline for the waterer and drank like I never saw them drink before. The chicks are 10 weeks old and it's not hot here at all. Is this OK?
     
  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Songster

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    I'm using DL method also and I have the bulk of my water outside BUT I have a 1 gallon can inside. I just have it sitting on blocks so it's keeps it cleaner.

    I'd never leave them with out water.. ever...
     
  3. lux_interior

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    yeah, I have an automatic dog waterer outside for them during the day, but also keep a small 1 gallon inside. I have it on top of two square patio blocks to keep it above shavings.... [​IMG]
     
  4. lalyswishytail

    lalyswishytail In the Brooder

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    Like the previous posts, I also use the DLM and keep a waterer on a cement block inside of the coop. I haven't noticed a problem with wet litter around the waterer. I agree with MIKE555444 though: the chickens should always have access to water--egg laying is a thirst-inducing business!
     
  5. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Songster

    Thank you for your responses. I'll put their 1 gallon waterer back in there. [​IMG]
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Put an old tray or baking sheet under it, helps contain the spills. I have also used plastic plant saucers for a tray.
     

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