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Chicken waterer

chickmanchickman Junior Member
edited August 2009 in "Off Your Chest"
Hi i have a chicken waterer that is continualy dirty. at the moment it is sitting about 1 inch off the ground on a wooden block. any suggestions as to how to fix this? the bedding is sawdust

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  • from field to forkfrom field to fork Senior Member
    edited May 2009
    Dirty with what? Sawdust?

    Can you hang the waterer higher. For my size chickens I keep it between 6 to 9 inches off the ground, so that they do not bend down toit.
  • from field to forkfrom field to fork Senior Member
    edited August 2009
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  • flintstoneflintstone Senior Member
    edited August 2009
    chickman wrote:
    Hi i have a chicken waterer that is continualy dirty. at the moment it is sitting about 1 inch off the ground on a wooden block. any suggestions as to how to fix this? the bedding is sawdust
    What about something like the commercial drinkers that the bigger flocks use. I guess they are available. you might try looking on the internet.
  • winifredwinifred Junior Member
    edited August 2009
    I had the same problem as they were continuously scratching dirt into it.My solution was to build a column three bricks across with three bricks high.It works and like other member said its at eye level so seems to suit them.
  • waldeneffectwaldeneffect Junior Member
    edited August 2009
    I had a similar problem, with the addition that my waterers sometimes spilled since we drag our chicken tractors across uneven ground. I swore and griped and complained until my husband developed a chicken waterer --- http://www.avianaquamiser.com --- that stays completely clean and never spills. (I know I'm an extremely lucky girl to have him...and the chicken waterers. :-)

    We really want to spread the word, so we sell DIY kits with instructions which let you water your chickens for as little as $1 per bird. I hope this helps!
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