Feeder and waterer sizing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ER123, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. ER123

    ER123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting 25 Cornish x this spring and was wondering what size feeders and waterers I should get for them?
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  2. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get at least a 5-8 gallon waterer, you will be filling something that size every 2-3 days. For a feeder, how often do you want to fill it? The answer to that question will determine what size feeder to get. Do you want to fill it up and not mess with it for 2 days, 4 days or a week? You can get a larger one and only put in what they would need for 2-3 days, but then if you want to fill it to last a longer period you could. I have one that will hold 10 or 15 lbs (I don't recall exactly) then I have one that will hold 40-50 lbs, I could feed enough to last them more than a 2 weeks ( I have 33 hens/roosters). I prefer to only feed enough to last 3-4 days at a time though. You'll need to decide whether you want a trough feeder or a hanging gravity feeder. I use the hanging gravity feeder. But some people prefer the trough. Good luck
     
  3. ER123

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    Well I will be there every day to let them out and in, so filling once a day would be fine.
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  4. ER123

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    I think I will also be restricting there feed to if this changes it at all.
     
  5. ChickenWaterer

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    Chickens need about 8 oz of water per bird per day. More in summer and more for growing birds.
     
  6. ER123

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    Thank you
     
  7. Rich386

    Rich386 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a look at my post for gravity fed water system. Maintainance free and cheap. Let me know what you think.
    Rich
     

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