I am farmer in North Western Germany. I am owner of nearly 12000 laying hens. The hens are loving free watering place systems. One of the problems of these systems is that the floor around is wet- quite wet. I have no idea how I can reduce it without reducing their love for these drinking systems. I have to muck out the shed every week. The pictures were taken just in front of a muck out.
The hygiene is quite bad. The hens have beaks unshorten. The climate in North Western Germany is humid.
I want to know if anywhere in Europe is a better open watering drinking system than this one in Germany?