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Turkey Myth Or Fact

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Is this a myth or a fact.

My older sister who is 19 is taking care of my aunts chickens.

My aunt told my older sister that her, 1 week 3 day old turkeys, need room temperature water.
I am kind of doubting this but I'm looking for opinions
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It's not true. Most poultry prefer their water at around 55 degrees - this is according to actual scientific studies. Room temperature won't hurt them but they prefer it on the cool side.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

It's not true. Most poultry prefer their water at around 55 degrees - this is according to actual scientific studies. Room temperature won't hurt them but they prefer it on the cool side.
Ok thanks my sister thought it was a bit odd
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Sometimes it's recommended to give young brooded poults warm water to keep the cold water from chilling them. I'm going to assume that's what your aunt was thinking.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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