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Won't always drink

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by YayChickies, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. YayChickies

    YayChickies In the Brooder

    May 9, 2016
    My chicken always drinks from my hand(when I hold my finger out and there's a drop of water) but she doesn't always drink from her waterer. It's frustrating since I can see than she's really thirsty and she has her beak open. Right now she's an only chicken since her buddy died a while ago. Could she have forgotten how to drink from it. The strange thing is if I put water on the dirt she'll drink. I can't dunk her beak in the water since I've tried it and she keeps her head up. Occasionally if I tap at her water she gets it and drinks for more than a minute. I'm worried because it's summer and I don't want her to be dehydrated. Thanks for any help

  2. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Songster

    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    chickens are social creatures..

    so always have at least TWO at all time

    i would suggest to get at 1-2 more before this one die as well.

    you will have to teach them where the water is.. repeat the same process as needed
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016

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