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Hi i have  4 Chickens and i just put a dish basin full of water out side and they just help there self they normally all have a drink together, I usually just keep it topped up  with a garden hose mixed with rain water, You have to remember to break the ice over it in the winter mornings the advantage of this is all the wild birds get a drink to.

 

 

I have one water basin hanging in their coop for a drink before they go to bed!!!!


Edited by Spring Chiken - 3/2/16 at 3:57pm
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Originally Posted by WVDoug View Post
 

OK, I know this is an old thread, but on the off chance someone sees this:

 

It is mid-winter here in northern WV.  I'm using a 5 gal bucket with a bird bath heater and horizontal nipples to supply my flock of 27 hens and two roosters with water.

 

About every 36 hours, I empty two 182oz bottles full of water into the bucket.

 

364 oz/36 hr =10.111111.... oz/hr

 

10.111111...oz x 24 hr =242.666666...oz/day

 

242.6666.... oz/day/29 chickens = 8.367816.... oz/day/chicken.

 

SO:

 

Each chicken USES (not necessarily DRINKS) 8.4 oz per day in the winter.


Thank you for this!  We are working out our waterer for 20 chickens, so this is coming in handy :)

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