watering question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickiebaby, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    how often do most of you change your chickens' drinking water in the summer? Just wonderin if I should be doing a better job in that regard . . . thanks!
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I change mine at LEAST twice a day sometimes more if it's really hot. OR if it's full of pine shavings. I have 13 chickens right now in the hen house...will add more later up to 20. Then I can't wait to see how often I have to change it lol.
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I use large pans like dishpans, old refrigerator crispers, etc, out in their run and change them only if they're below half full or turning green. I have a lot of chlorine in my water and by giving them a lot it will sit for a day or so so the chlorine can evaporate. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2008
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I keep a rubber tub next to the hydrant on a pallet. I dump it and refill it three times a day. Everyone gets fresh cool water also. Mules, rabbits, goats, etc..... I have a thing about fresh water.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2008

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