how much water per day?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sheeshshe, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Songster

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    will 4 or 5 chickens go through as an adult?
     
  2. Uzuri

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    I was watching 4 chickens for a friend not too long ago, and she asked me to change the water every other day (2 gallon waterer). In two days they were down to the dregs (but not out).

    BUT--and this is important--that'll change depending on the temperature and other things.
     
  3. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Songster

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    so a 5 gallon should last a few days then you think? thats good! thank you!
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

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    actually chickens are like humans they drink more water if it is fresh

    so I never felt that 4 chickens would need a 5 gallon waterr

    I always cleaned and changed my waterers twice daily and had gallon waterers

    the more the chicken drinks fresh watr the better the taste of eggs

    water retains the stench of dirty waterers

    I alwys wanted clean tasting eggs
    same goes for animals the fresher the water the better health they all have

    any questions email me
     
  5. sheeshshe

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    well I change their water like 4 times a day right now LOL! I figured that in the winter it would be harder to change all the time with the loads of snow that we get!!
     

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