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This may be a silly question....
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Yorky · 04/11/2013 15:08

...but I'm going to ask it anyway.

I have a water 'bowl' for the chickens which is circular with an upturned bucket in the middle (not a great description but I'm sure you'll know what I mean as they seem to be the most common type.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to stop them kicking the dirt (they've mullered their grass) from their floor into the bit they're supposed to drink from? Would I be better getting one which clips onto the netting at the side of the run?

Thank you wise Chicken keepers :)

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Pixel · 04/11/2013 17:43

We stood ours on a paving slab which helps a bit as it's higher up. When I can find another slab I'll raise it up some more. They can still reach it easily enough.

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Bramblesinforrin · 04/11/2013 17:52

As pixel said. Mine clips on to the side now for the same reason.

Aren't we here just to provide things for them to stand on and poo in though?

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Yorky · 04/11/2013 19:39

I'm beginning to realise that Brambles Grin
Will keep my eyes open for paving slabs

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Hazelbrowneyes · 05/11/2013 13:19

Paving slap here too but they still kick dirt in it. Ours has feet as well and it's still full of mud. I'm thinking of getting one that clips on to the side as well but no matter how clean their water is, they still prefer to drink out of a bloody muddy puddle!

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GaryTheTankEngine · 05/11/2013 13:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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