How much water does a sick BIRD need ????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Norcal-Noodler, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Norcal-Noodler

    Norcal-Noodler New Egg

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    My chicken is on the mend but I have been questioning ?

    If a "bird" is so sick as to not be able to drink by itself how much water do they need per day ?

    I typically use a syringe so it easy to see how much water I am administering

    I also posted for a BIRD as many people have bantams to turkeys and may have the same question.
    A cc per pound amount would be fantastic
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    My Jersey Giant rooster drinks a little over a quart of water per day. During hot days, more.

    It depends on the size and weather conditions.
     
  3. Norcal-Noodler

    Norcal-Noodler New Egg

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    Thanks

    I'm sure an active healthy bird uses more water than a sick bird and probably drinks more than they need !

    Does anyone know the minimum amount ?
     
  4. Norcal-Noodler

    Norcal-Noodler New Egg

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    Can anyone help me on this question ?
     
  5. CottonGinWaste

    CottonGinWaste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See if this helps; I found it today when searching for the same rough info as I have a sick pullet who can't effectively eat/drink. I've tube fed her 3x starting last night with early positive results; I'll weigh her tomorrow and try to more accurately fulfil her dietary needs.


    ANIMAL WEIGHTS AND THEIR FOOD AND WATER REQUIREMENTS

    www.env.gov.bc.ca/wat/wq/reference/foodandwater.htmlCached - Similar
    Jump to Birds‎: BIRDS.
     
  6. CottonGinWaste

    CottonGinWaste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Cool info on way many critters . . .

    My computer isn't letting me copy and paste the short paragraph on Gallus gallus, but briefly it cites 120 ml/kg for layers.

    Interested in food/water requirements for nutria? Manatees? . . .
     

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