How much water per chicken?

SaltLakeSpice

Chicken Tender
9 Years
Feb 7, 2010
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What is the best estimate of how much water a chicken needs per day. I'm looking at designing some new waters for my coop and was just wondering what quantities i should plan for.
 

mypicklebird

Songster
11 Years
Aug 8, 2008
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Sonoma Co, CA
1-3 cups per bird per day, or more if it is hot. You can never have too much water- free access at all time. I have 5 & 7 gallon waterers out- and fill them up daily (I have 40-50 birds).
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
26,136
18,504
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Florida
My Coop
My Coop
You can't have too much water. My birds have access to fresh water 24/7. They have water in their coops and outside too. I have never figgured out how much water my birds drink. I refill their waterers daily. I'm guessing 40 birds drink 10 MOL gals of water a day.
 

briteday

Crowing
12 Years
Dec 16, 2008
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Northern Nevada USA
I have about 20 birds and only have to carry water in the winter. The bare minimum to keep them with something all day is 2 gallons...in the winter. In the summer they have a float valve in the water bucket so it stays full all the time.
 

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