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How much water will a dozen pigeons drink in a day? Wondering what size container to get... A quart, gallon, two gallons??

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It will depend on the temperature...  warmer weather they drink more.

 

I would get the biggest water container you can easily pick up and clean out. 

 

You can't have too much water for them.. and if you have to be away a couple of days you won't have to worry about them running out of water.

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They need clean water every day, and smaller water containers will waste less water and space. My Birmingham rollers only drink half cup per half dozen birds, and that was flying them in warm weather long, but can be twice as much if flying them long in heat wave or when breeding. my others homers generally twice that much if not more, being up to almost cup per pair. What you feed and what area they have for exercise depends as well as breed etc.
I never use more than a quart to gallon container and fill more times daily if needed.
Edited by laughingdog - 5/3/16 at 2:13pm

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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How much water will a dozen pigeons drink in a day? Wondering what size container to get... A quart, gallon, two gallons??


I water with a quart water and have 12 adult homers and never come close to running out of water. I change my water daily religiously. I will have to add more waterers as my goal is to have a flock of 50 flying birds.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 5/3/16 at 5:29pm

Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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@Hokum Coco and @laughingdog Thanks guys! This gives me a rough idea of what size I should start with.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix
A Loving Family! Black Jersey Giants, Light Brahmas, Welsummers, Goats, Cows, 1 Piedmontese Bull, and a Horse

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