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Posted: Friday 8 July, 2011

by Rosemary at 3:01pm in Poultry Comments closed

Up until yesterday, we carried water every day to the hens. We have two flocks and will have three next year, so that's a bit of fetching and carrying.

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that we had a water butt that wasn't being used and wondered if we could collect rainwater off the henhouse roof and use it for the hens.

Well, it's now set up and is working fine. Not quite sure how the overflow will work and if water quallity will be OK, but we'll monitor and make adjustments. It seems good enough, though, to replicate on our second house.

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