A Unique Watering Concept

A Unique Watering Concept
By Anna Hess, Virginia Two and a half years ago, my husband, Mark, and I moved to a 58-acre farm and got a dozen chickens. We soon fell in love with our feathered egg-laying machines, and Mark built them tractors so that they could mow our grass and hunt down bugs. Every morning, my job was to go out and move the tractors, drop in a bit of feed, and make sure they had water. Mark did the afternoon chores: taking out the eggs and, again, checking on their water. We had one of those metal gallon waterers, the type where you fill up the reservoir and it gravity feeds into a little round trough. This is a big mistake with tractors. One hot summer day, the chickens nudged the waterer and it tipped on the uneven ground and drained dry. Before we knew what hit us, two chickens had keeled over

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