Thursday, April 27, 2017

Good Ideas - staying hydrated

Many of us keep our hens confined to their run most of the day where they have access to their water fountains.  So staying hydrated isn't an issue.

But when you let your hens out to free range, it's important that they still have access to fresh, cool drinking water.  Especially, in the summer months when it's warm.

I fill up a ceramic bowl with cool water and put it in the shade on the patio for my girls.  If it's really warm, you can even put in ice to keep the water cool.  Put the bowl out where they can easily get to it.  And be sure to dump it out after you put your hens back so you don't attract critters who want to share your hens water.

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  1. It is so important that they always have access to fresh water. I have three water bowls in the run but recently added two water bottles as well. With nine bantams now and the three amigos being very timid I wanted to extra sure that they can all get as much water as they need. I love to see hens drinking water.

    1. Yea, the weather just turned warm here and this week is supposed to be quite toasty so their water bowl will be getting some good use this week.