Wet sloppy coop-help!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by brijetterom, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. brijetterom

    brijetterom Out Of The Brooder

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    I need help with some innovative ways to keep the cook dry. My girls somehow always get water from their waterer all around the coop. It's a standard waterer that refills as its depleted. I raise it up on bricks and that helps but it is not solved.

    Any advice is welcome.
     
  2. CHICKLOVER69

    CHICKLOVER69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you may have a hole or crack in the top. If so, water will overflow the rim of the bottom part and continuously drain till empty. I bought a brand new waterer and it had a small crack. Put some glue and covered it with a piece of plastic to fix. Was only $2 , so wasnt worth driving all the way back to town to get another one. just a thought. If the water level is at the rim, then there is a hole in the top.
     
  3. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the base is perfectly level it will continuously drain. I like hanging mine, plus it can't get knocked over.
     
  4. brijetterom

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    I may do that. Any suggestions on what to use to dry out a coop? With the watering can and the recent rains it is a sloppy wet mess in there!
     
  5. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of bedding do you use?
     
  6. brijetterom

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    None because I clean it daily and i live in Southern california where is NEVER rains. Also, I am on a Budget.
     
  7. CHICKLOVER69

    CHICKLOVER69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Throw some dry dirt on top of the wet stuff to help absorb the moisture. Put some hay on top of that, it will help keep their feet from being directly on the dirt. It also gives them something to do. They will scratch all day looking for snacks under the hay. Keeps the, from being bored and pecking each other/
     
  8. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of floor is in the coop?
     
  9. henless

    henless Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you tried a different waterer?

    I use horizontal nipples. Love them! Link to horizontal water bucket in my sig.
     
  10. brijetterom

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