I bought a waterer that says it is good enough for 25 chickens and I am assuming that that is enough to last 25 FULL GROWN birds for the WHOLE day right? I believe it is a 1 gal size waterer.
Well, I have 9 chickens about 2 months old, and some small quail. I will come out to shut the coop up at the end of the day and the waterer is almost completely empty. Am I doing something wrong? I have the water hanging from a 2x4 off the ground at back height. When I look at the ground around the waterer, there isn't a wet mess at all. It is completely dry.
I have been thinking about switching to a 5 gal bucket with nipple watering set up.
Help please. It hasn't gotten to be more than 80 degrees or so yet and I am really worried about the days when it will be much hotter. I don't think they are gonna have enough water when it does get that hot.