Drinking alot!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tcal, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For what reason, I don't know but my 7 girls and Mr. Rooster have been drinking alot the past couple of weeks. 2 gallons did last 2-3 days now every day.
    This started during the extreamly cold snap and even though its warmed up they're drinking habits haven't changed.

    ......Dunno, any insight?
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    My 8 hens and 1 roo drink close to a gallon a day during the winter...more during the summer. Sounds normal to me.

    bigzio
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hmmm.... mine drink a lot every day- I don't think you should worry. Do a check around the area though, in case they are getting into something they shouldn't.


    ETA- they drink a lot of WATER, just water! [​IMG]
     
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  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sister in law who drinks a lot! [​IMG] Sorry I had to! [​IMG]
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:[​IMG] I went back to edit because of you!
     
  6. swampwander

    swampwander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is egg production picking up?? Takes a lot of water to make an egg.
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Quote:I have a sister that drinks alot...we could be related...plus we both had the same thought...[​IMG]
     
  8. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ..........They have been laying really good. Maybe thats it.

    BTW...glad I could entertain you guys.
     
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a sister that drinks alot...we could be related...plus we both had the same thought...[​IMG]

    But, hey who am I to say that. A nice summer day I drink a lot too. [​IMG] But mostly if my inlaws are here. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I wont worry about yo chickies dinking toooo muuch. At leest they r drinkin' [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sorry, gotta ask this. Is your waterer leaking?
    Check deep in the bedding surrounding it, not on the surface. The surface bedding tends to dry quickly, but if it's leaking you'll be able to tell by checking deeper.
     

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