what kind of drinkers are your chickens ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dee Dee 2, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Dee Dee 2

    Dee Dee 2 Songster

    Jun 8, 2012
    Tomball, Tx.
    Or should I say, from what do your chickens drink ? BYC members give me a quick line as to your favorite way to water your chickens. I have rigged up a couple of different waterers, all with various draw backs. My goal is one the chickens really like so they get lots of clean fresh water. The days of 98 deg. and 98 % humidity are just around the corner. Ease of cleaning is a consideration also. Thanks !
  2. HappyChickadee

    HappyChickadee Chirping

    May 27, 2014
    In the hen house is a nipple waterer and they use it. In the run there is a hanging tin waterer that they love to drink from - probably because it is hanging and the water does not get dirty. On my porch I keep fresh water in a cheap plastic waterer and they like to use that also and expect me to fill it fresh each morning.
  3. HappyChickadee

    HappyChickadee Chirping

    May 27, 2014
    My issue is in freezing weather then I have to change out the water constantly. Such a pain. I need to figure something out. Thankfully we have not had too many freezing days this year so far.
  4. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

    Aug 28, 2014
    Oakland, CA
    My Coop
    If you live where it doesn't freeze, an automatic water from The Chicken Fountain guy is ideal. I love mine. Keeps the water sanitary and never needs cleaning or filling.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I'm sold on the horizontal nipples in a 2.5 gallon jug, add insulation and a heater in the winter.

    But when it's really hot (>80-85F here), I offer shallow pans of ice water in the run to help keep them cool when I see excessive panting. May just keep the insulation on the jug and add ice cubes to keep the water cool longer.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015

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