How long will chicken last without water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by atomic_chicken, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Recently lost a 2 1/2 moth old australorp X hen in behind our house. We looked for hours this morning but could not find her. It is extremely hot and dry right now and will be for the next week at least.
    I left water and food outside the run just in case she makes it back and is stuck outside the run at sometime.
    How long does she have without water? What else can I do?
    Temperature is 30 DegC or 85 - 90 DegF
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  2. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to say but a chicken needs 1/2 a cup maybe more a day at those temps, however she may get water from another sorce. I hope she finds home soon.
     

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