chickens not drinking very much water

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WagarFamilyFarm, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. WagarFamilyFarm

    WagarFamilyFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Our flock of 26 chickens, about 10 weeks old, just went outside a few days ago. They seem to be doing well but they're not drinking much. They seem active and okay but as hot and humid as it is, I can't understand why they're not drinking much and if this is concerning.

    Thanks for everyone's help!
    Farmmama
     
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Is the water placed where it will stay cool all day or is it where it can heat up (like in the sun)? Chickens won't drink hot/warm water. I also have a few shallow water pans in the chicken run and most of my chickens can be seen standing in the water to cool off rather than drinking it - but they do drink a lot in this heat.
     

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